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    Similar, don’t plank that much prefer a more dynamic movement. I just like the climbingnomads core videos. I also do a physio led pilates session with lots of balance and glute work in which has really helped my stability!

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    A different twist on planking is maintaining a plank while my cat is rubbing herself against my arms.
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    Again on planks: some videos that I have seen show people doing planks resting on their hands, with straight arms (which is what I do), but others show people with elbows on the ground. What's the difference (in terms of any training benefit), and which is better overall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Again on planks: some videos that I have seen show people doing planks resting on their hands, with straight arms (which is what I do), but others show people with elbows on the ground. What's the difference (in terms of any training benefit), and which is better overall?
    I'd always been told elbows but personally I think that side planks (on elbows) is the way to go.
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    I think its of more importance to be concentrating on engaging your core into the exercise, as opposed to just "lying" in a plank position... Get your core engaged and hand position is somewhat irrelevant.

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    Although I think I generally tend to have my hands off the deck and am resting on my arms only.

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    The closer to horizontal your body is the more work you have to do to hold the position - having said that the difference between hand planks and forearm planks must be fairly small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    The closer to horizontal your body is the more work you have to do to hold the position - having said that the difference between hand planks and forearm planks must be fairly small.
    I did forearm planks yesterday, since that does make me more horizontal than on my hands. Possibly felt slightly harder, but there was also the advantage that it eliminated any strain in the wrist area.
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    Hands or forearms doesn't really matter. You have to engage your core. I guess that's why side planks are the preferred option of a lot of physios as it's hard to do without doing so.
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