Pushup Plank Helps Tone Abs Faster

Try the pushup plank exercise to change up your routine, challenge your body and tone your abs. You should always be concerned with improving your core strength. The pushup plank will help you progress with your core strength and tone your abs faster.


It is a mistake to work on building your superficial abdominal muscles and not work on building your deep stabilizing core muscles.

The pushup plank is an isometric bodyweight exercise which helps you build strength and burn fat without moving much. They are great for building muscles, stabilizing muscles, building strength, improving power and burning fat.

Isometric contractions can be described as a type of muscle contraction where your muscles develop tension without changing length. Isometric contractions cause most if not all of your muscles to work during the exercise.

You need to do isometric core exercises, like the pushup plank, to get your toned or six pack abs. This is a surprise to many people. Isometric core exercises build up the deep stabilizing muscles and give tone to your entire core area.

How to do the Pushup Plank

Get in the pushup position and balance on your toes while keeping your body in a straight line. Hold the plank position for the required count without moving. Keep your head in line with your torso and brace your torso (as if taking a punch to the gut).

Finally, you should strength train your muscles with all contraction types (eccentric, isometric, concentric). This will help you burn more total body fat. All muscles function eccentrically (reduces force or deceleration), isometrically (stabilizes force) and concentrically (produces force).

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About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.