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Complete 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
Target muscles: transverse abdominis, anterior deltoids
Lie face-down on the floor. Prop your body up onto your toes and forearms; your elbows shoudl be directly under your shoulders.
Press forward through your toes so your shoulders come in front on your elbows, then drop your heels to shift your weight rearward. Repeat for your entire set, counting one forward and one backward motion as a single rep.
Up and down plank
Tougher than it looks, this exercise will challenge your core stability and upper-body strength at the same time.
Transverse abdominis, anterior deltoids, pectoralis major, triceps brachii.
Get into a low plank position on the floor, supporting your body weight between your toes and forearms.
Extend your left arm, then your right, to come up into a straight-armed plank. Reverse, leading with your right arm, to return to the start. Beging your next rep with your right side; repeat for three sets of 10 to 12 reps.
Try to keep your hips level with the floor.
Make note of the arm you start with an alternate with each rep. Press up through the palms of your hands.
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