On the 1st day of Christmas…

On the 1st day of Christmas, my trainer gave to me:
1 minute plank!

The plank is a great way to build endurance in both the abs and back, as well as the stabilizer muscles.
How to:
1.Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.
2.Push off the floor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows.
3.Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.
4.Tilt your pelvis (tucking your tailbone) and contract your abdominals (pull bellybutton to backbone) to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.
5.Hold it for as long as possible, working up to 1 minute total.
**Note: you can modify this exercise and perform the same exercise with the knees touching the ground instead of the toes.


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