Where in the world is the Perfect Plank? Teammates, Sean Glass has checked in with a picture of him pushing out Perfect Pushups on deck -- that's the Aegean Sea you see! (No Walking the Plank jokes teammates). I asked a journalist interviewing me the other day whether she had done her pushups before she called. Negative! So I asked her if she did yoga. Which she did ... which allowed me to point out that a Pushup is just an Active Plank, a move well-known to yoga practioners.
Here's how to do a Perfect Plank Pose, courtesy of CM Teammate Stew Smith (author and demonstrator!).
Plank Pose – Keep your back straight and abs tight while placing your elbows and toes on the floor and holding for as long as you can. Build up to 1:00 minute. Advanced is 3-5:00.
Plank Pose advanced – Pushup – Up Position – Tighten abs and keep your back straight. If shoulders bother you or arms are not built up – do this same exercise on your elbows where only your elbows and toes are touching.
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CHARLIE MIKE -- ALDEN