Plank Using a Medicine Ball

by Graciela
(San Jose, CA, USA)

For people that can do the plank easily, consider making it more challenging using a medicine ball.


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Mar 03, 2009
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Nice
by: Asad

Handy indeed =)

Mar 01, 2009
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by: Graciela

Actually there are medicine balls with some kind of handles: http://www.performbetter.com

Probably the handles were not designed to the purpose of this exercise, but they might be "handy".

Feb 16, 2009
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New Invention?
by: Asad

Hmm, I think somebody needs to invent a ball with handles just for this exercise! Like you get grips with handles to save your wrists during push-ups.

Maybe they could add attachable handles to the reverse of a Bosu ball? Or maybe we could improvise and use the push-up handles on the Bosu ball?? I'm thinking out loud here...

Feb 09, 2009
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by: Graciela

Yes, my wrists suffer a lot when I do the plank with the med ball. :-((

Feb 09, 2009
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Almost!
by: Asad (editor)

Graciela, I managed 50 seconds before my wrists gave way, do you feel it on your wrists too? I'm going to include this in my circuits, and then test myself again after a few weeks. I'll hit the minute mark for sure =) It really does hit the abs and lower back more than the normal plank.

Feb 07, 2009
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by: Graciela

Today I held the position for a whole minute....
what about you?

Feb 06, 2009
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Tests
by: Asad (editor)

Good stuff, a minute is awesome. I'll test my max. hold next time too =)

Feb 06, 2009
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by: Graciela

I guess I can hold it for a whole minute... next time I go to the gym I will test myself...

Feb 06, 2009
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Harder than it looks!
by: Asad (editor)

I have to say this is alot harder than you make it look! I had to work hard to keep still at first. How long do you hold it for?
Asad

Feb 02, 2009
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by: Graciela

Tell me if you like doing the plank with a medicine ball... :-)

Feb 02, 2009
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Good tip
by: Asad (editor)

Nice tip there Graciela, I will test myself with this one!

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