Pushup Plank for Core Stability and Fat Burn

Try the pushup plank exercise to change up your routine and challenge your body. You should always be concerned with improving your core strength. The pushup plank will help you progress with your core stability and strength as well as burn fat.

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 20-30 seconds without moving. Keep your head in line with your torso and brace your torso (as if taking a punch to the gut).

Don't focus on over-training the superficial abdominal muscles like the rectus abdominis (six pack abs).  It would be like a thin crust of ice on top of liquid.  You need a solid foundation (deep stabilizing core muscles) under your superficial abdominals for support and definition. This will also help you burn dangerous visceral fat.

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 an exercise. Do the pushup plank your next workout!

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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.

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