On the first day of Fitmas my friend Daphne gave to me, one minute planking by the tree.
Your challenge for Day 1 of our Fitmas Challenge is one minute in the plank position. I incorporate the plank into every workout at CE Nutri-Fit. The plank is a simple and effective bodyweight exercise that you can do anywhere. In the plank positon you are forced to hold your body in a position that engages the core (abdominal muscles), shoulders, arms and glutes. When you become fatigued or if your core is a little weak it is easy to use suboptimal form. Don’t do it!! Check your form in the mirror or ask a fitness friend to make sure that you are performing the exercise correctly. Below are links to two videos to help illustrate how to plank correctly.
Plank on Bodybuilding.com: http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/plank
Plank on Scott Hermann Fitness: http://youtu.be/pSHjTRCQxIw