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5 Benefits of Doing Plank Exercise

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  • Planks are a phenomenal exercise for core strengthening, as they engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously
  • Planks can give you a tighter tummy, improved posture, flexibility, and balance, a better mood, and less back pain

By Dr. Mercola

With exercise, sometimes the simplest of movements result in the greatest gains to your fitness, and this is certainly the case with planks. To do a plank, you hold your body (the trunk portion) off the ground, making sure to hold it in a straight line.


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