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Exercise Demonstrations

Plank with Ab Wheel

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Plank with Ab Wheel Exercise

Starting Position

Begin by kneeling on a mat with your knees together, hands grasping the ab wheel handles, arms directly beneath your shoulders (not pictured). Extend one leg at a time until you are balanced on the balls of the feet while holding the ab wheel still. Make sure your abs are engaged and your body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the hip, knee and ankles.

Action

Breathe steadily as you hold this plank position for 15-30 seconds. Gradually work your way up to holding the plank for 1-3 minutes for an isometric core challenge.

Special Instructions

Don't let your hips drop or rise, and be sure not to shift weight to one arm. Hold your body as still as possible and try to keep the ab wheel steady, too. Remember to breathe.Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back