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Top 10 Benefits of Planks and Pushups

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Planks and pushups can help you build a strong core, upper and lower body strength and more
  • Because planks build up your core, they’re excellent for preventing back pain while also leading to better posture and increased stability and balance
  • A typical pushup requires you to lift 50 to 75 percent of your body weight, which will help you build strength in your upper body and core
  • Pushups help to boost metabolism, build stronger bones and tone your arms
  • A plank to pushup, which combines the two exercises, gives you the benefits of both simultaneously

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