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Can You Hold a Plank Position for Two Minutes?

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  • Developing and maintaining a strong and functional core will promote good posture and help prevent back pain
  • The plank is one of several fitness tests that can give you an indication of your potential health risks. If you cannot hold plank position for two minutes, you're likely lacking in core strength
  • Planking engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously, making it a very efficient and effective core-strengthening exercise
  • If your core is really weak, you’re more likely to suffer back pain. Beneficial abdominal exercises that also provide spinal decompression include reverse curl-ups and leg passes
  • Slacklining is a great way to infuse your fitness routine with fun, and few exercises can compete with it in terms of improving your balance and building a strong core

By Dr. Mercola

There are many good reasons to work on and develop your core muscles, and these benefits go far beyond the aesthetic bonus of getting flatter abs.

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