Three-way plank: pair the BOSU[R] Balance Trainer with a simple core move to engage and challenge participants

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Author: Kofi Robinson
Date: June 2007
From: IDEA Fitness Journal(Vol. 4, Issue 6)
Publisher: IDEA Health & Fitness
Document Type: Article
Length: 516 words
Lexile Measure: 980L

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Fitness professionals call the exercise "plank" by many names, including "table top," "ab bridge" and "hover." There are many ways to do the same exercise, and many people have "rediscovered" this classic core builder. Unfortunately, while rehashing this gem, instructors tend to teach a harder version--which doesn't always mean a better one. Pay attention to proper form, style and finesse, but don't get caught in drill-like attention to details. Add the BOSU Balance Trainer into the mix and you add an extra measure of fun and challenge.

This exercise is one of my favorites because of the different levels of intensity that are possible. It is also a good choice for instructors who do not want to do dozens of crunches. This is just one way to train the...

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