I was asked what a plank is in response to my last post about getting a strong core with functional exercises. This video shows a side plank and some other great exercises. This was filmed after I was unable to do any exercise for almost a year due to needing spine surgery. I had a bit of a belly roll but you can see after just a few weeks my tummy looked much better and not a crunch was done and I'm 59 years young so they do work:)
I do use crunches in most of my workout videos because I was not aware of this new information then. I found out during my recovery from my surgery. The physical therapists made it clear that I was not to do crunches ever again. Lots of folks still do crunches but that may soon be changing.
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