Great for core strength and definition
Lowdown The basic plank is a great way of engaging the core stomach muscles and getting the trunk area into shape quickly. It’s also another exercise that you can easily modify.
To get the basic position, lie face down and place forearms flat on the floor, and with your palms push your body up with either your knees or your feet still in contact with the floor. Raising up on to your feet is obviously the more difficult version, but if you raise on to your knees it may help you to get a feeling for the exercise to start off with. Squeeze your bottom muscles tightly to support your back. If you are in the full position, with your feet in contact, your hips will be raised off the ground so that the front of your body is parallel to the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Don’t lower your head; keep it in line with your back. To make this exercise harder, once you are in plank position, you can raise alternate feet and hold each for five seconds.
that's exactly the way I was shown how to do them by my PE teacher...... wish I'd have kept doing them for all those years though!!soldier said:The best situp to do and is what we do in the army. Kneeds bent with ankles no more than 3 centimetre apart. Cross your arms with your fingers in your neck/shoulder crease. Keep your elbows to your chest and without lifting you legs raise and lower your body.
Which other one do they have you doing?? I though that one would be enough after my attempts. :embarrassed:soldier said:I can do loads of the other types of situps, but when i went with army for the first time and they told us how to do them properly I really struggled.
Sorry, i meant - Before I went in the army i trained doing other types. Since i have gone in they have showed me that way and now thats the only way I do them.stupot said:Which other one do they have you doing?? I though that one would be enough after my attempts. :embarrassed: