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    Improving plank times

    What is the best way to improve the length that you can hold a plank position? I know all the common ways of increasing strength and mass but an excercise like this has me wondering what is the most effective way of training to increase my times.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    I've tried searching but didn't find anything specifiically on this.
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    Uhhhh......doing planks!

    If you want to increase the amount of time you can hold a plank the best way to go about that is by doing the exercise. Each workout try to hold it for 5-10 seconds longer. You will quickly build up to a decent time, but your goal should be 5 minutes+

    It took me 4 weeks to work up to 3 minutess and ive found that they are very beneficial exercises for your core.

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    Originally Posted by TT22 View Post
    Uhhhh......doing planks!

    If you want to increase the amount of time you can hold a plank the best way to go about that is by doing the exercise. Each workout try to hold it for 5-10 seconds longer. You will quickly build up to a decent time, but your goal should be 5 minutes+

    It took me 4 weeks to work up to 3 minutess and ive found that they are very beneficial exercises for your core.

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    Thanks TT. Do you think the best way is to try and go for max holds everyday or do a few sets of a moderate time on most days with max efforts being done only once in a while? Obviously trying to continuouly increase moderate and max times.
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    Originally Posted by TT22 View Post
    Uhhhh......doing planks!

    If you want to increase the amount of time you can hold a plank the best way to go about that is by doing the exercise. Each workout try to hold it for 5-10 seconds longer. You will quickly build up to a decent time, but your goal should be 5 minutes+

    It took me 4 weeks to work up to 3 minutess and ive found that they are very beneficial exercises for your core.

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    anything wrong with doing planks every day to improve core strength?
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    shamelessly bumping this thread to ask if doing planks with a weight placed on your back can lead to you increasing your weightless plank time?
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    The best way to get better at somethign is by practice, so keep doing planks. You could also do stomach vacuums and strengthen the transversus abdominis muscle which is a deep core muscle which is used during planks.
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    josef mate while youre here i noticed on your simplyshredded interview you said you do 3 planks when you train abs, how long do you hold them for? would you say you go to 'failure' on all 3

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