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plank exercisePlank shows up in Pilates, in yoga, and at the gym. It is a wonderful core strengthener that brings the whole body into the picture.

This week I thought is would be interesting to gather up 3 different versions of the plank: plain, dolphin arm, and side plank. I've put the exercise instructions for each into a progressive step-by-step format with large photos. Enjoy!
Instructions for Plank in 3 Variations

New to Plank? If you have not yet tried plank, you might want to take a look at the most detailed instructions for plank first. There is also a plank prep. exercise you can start with.

Have the Exercise of the Week, along with other great Pilates info., sent directly to you each week in the Free Pilates Newsletter.

photo: (c)2009, Marguerite Ogle
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