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    Question everyday plank too much?

    Hi everyone,

    With summer just round the corner I thought I should get my abs back into shape ( not that they are very much out of shape )

    Anyways my questions is...

    Is doing plank (3sets of 60seconds) everyday too much? Should I do it every-other day?


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    no you'll be fine carry on their are great conditioning exercise
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    Originally Posted by New2Building View Post
    Hi everyone,

    With summer just round the corner I thought I should get my abs back into shape ( not that they are very much out of shape )

    Anyways my questions is...

    Is doing plank (3sets of 60seconds) everyday too much? Should I do it every-other day?


    Thanks!
    hi
    i play this exercise everyday 20 - 40 sets a day and it's very good for abs, click here & watch the exercise http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exer...Reverse+Crunch

    try that exercise & see the result after few weeks
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    Originally Posted by iraqi View Post
    hi
    i play this exercise everyday 20 - 40 sets a day and it's very good for abs, click here & watch the exercise http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exer...Reverse+Crunch

    try that exercise & see the result after few weeks

    20-40 sets? or 20-40 reps? thanks for the link.


    I originally asked this question as everyone tells me when it comes to abs less is more? i.e if you do too much its just going to lead to an injury?
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    that tends to be with weighted ab excerises - planks don't lead to injury
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    Originally Posted by New2Building View Post
    20-40 sets? or 20-40 reps? thanks for the link.


    I originally asked this question as everyone tells me when it comes to abs less is more? i.e if you do too much its just going to lead to an injury?
    hi,sorry for my english
    i do the exersice 20-40 times a day
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    Originally Posted by Mindi911 View Post
    that tends to be with weighted ab excerises - planks don't lead to injury
    aaaah ok thanks

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    Originally Posted by Mindi911 View Post
    no you'll be fine carry on their are great conditioning exercise
    X2

    They can be done daily just like crunches. Abdominals can be developed for size, enducance or both. In this case endurance.
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    IMO, the plank is a very easy exercise so it can be used everyday as it doesn't really put a whole lot of strain on you compared to most other ab exercises (weighted, etc), but than the question is why would you when there are more effective ab exercises?
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    I work my abs 4-5 times a week at the minute and it seems to be working.

    My set up is like this

    Day1
    Dumbbell side bends
    weighted decline sit ups
    Weighted crunches

    Day 2
    planks
    leg raises

    I do day 1 3 times a week, always a day or 2 off in between them and then planks and leg raises a do them a minimum of twice a week
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    IMO, the plank is a very easy exercise so it can be used everyday as it doesn't really put a whole lot of strain on you compared to most other ab exercises (weighted, etc), but than the question is why would you when there are more effective ab exercises?
    so i shouldn't be doing planks? if not then what should i be doing?

    I was under the impression that the plank was the daddy of abs exercises...
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    Originally Posted by New2Building View Post
    so i shouldn't be doing planks? if not then what should i be doing?

    I was under the impression that the plank was the daddy of abs exercises...
    honestly I would still do the plank it's a good conditioning exercise which will give you a good foundation to work from

    the only thing it won't do is give you a six pack
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    Originally Posted by New2Building View Post
    20-40 sets? or 20-40 reps? thanks for the link.


    I originally asked this question as everyone tells me when it comes to abs less is more? i.e if you do too much its just going to lead to an injury?
    wtf do you spend 40 minutes everyday? As I can hold position like 1 minute per repetition.

    Sorry for the bump but im interested on this exercise. Not sure if it can be done daily or would lead to overtraining. Did it yesterday before my hill sprints and it was horrible LOL it nerfed my sprints.

    next day I will do them AFTER the run.
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    I had this same question. I do them daily from physical therapy recommendation, but they told me to do two sets of 1.5 minutes, for each side (side plank) and normal plank. Besides getting bored, I don't mind doing them, but lately, my elbow and forearm are beginning to hurt/get bruised. That's why lately I've dropped back to every other day. It's a lot of weight for those bones, no? I also get elbow pain if I do the regular plank on a stability ball. Anyone else have these experiecnes?? Any way to find relief?? I also get shoulder pain from side planks.
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    Originally Posted by Mindi912 View Post
    that tends to be with weighted ab excerises - planks don't lead to injury
    this, i usually get someone to put a 25kg power bag on my back to increase effectivness, really helps your lower abs stand out in my opinion.
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