What is front plank (intermediate)?

Front plank (intermediate)

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  1. Get into the front plank position, resting on your elbows and toes, with your body straight. There are different ways to do this:
    • Start on your knees and elbows, with your elbows below your shoulders. Straighten your legs, one at a time, so that you are supporting your body on your elbows and toes.
    • Lie on your stomach, supporting your body with your forearms. Keep your elbows below your shoulders. Press down on your forearms and lift your hips off the floor so that you are supporting your body on your elbows and toes.
  2. Keep your body straight by tightening your belly and buttocks muscles. Keep breathing normally and don't hold your breath.
  3. Hold for about 6 seconds, and then rest. Over time, build up to about 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

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