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    Fun little "6 minutes of hell" core routine to do before bed

    I made this up, and after I'm done I just lay in front of my fan and enjoy the fact that it's over. I call it "6 minutes of hell", but that's only because I'm new to planks. Surely some of you guys have much stronger cores then me would find this much easier. Give it a shot though:

    Do all these right in a row with no rest at all until the 6 minutes is over:

    Left side plank - 1 minute
    plank - 1 minute
    right side plank - 1 minute
    left side plank - 1 minute
    plank - 1 minute
    right side plank - 1 minute

    Use a stopwatch, and maintain good form (a perfectly straight body). Don't sloch at all (well try not to, after a couple minutes I'm usually shaking so hard, and I have no choice but to break my perfect form into a slight slouch).

    Bed feels really good after it's over!

    For those of you who don't know what a plank or a side plank is here are videos:

    Plank: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHQmRINu4jU
    Side plank: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcfos...eature=related

    It's fun. Try it!
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    I've been doing these with my football guys for a couple years now. They hate to love them.
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    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    haha, I know you just can't do it all in 6 minutes. But hey, it's a start!!
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    Cool. Im gonna try it. I do something similar:

    Plank: 1 minute
    Remove left arm: 15 seconds
    Remove right arm: 15 seconds
    Remove left leg: 15 seconds
    Remove right leg: 15 seconds
    Remove right arm and left leg: 15 seconds
    Remove left arm and right leg: 15 seconds
    Plank: 1 minute
    Last edited by tom183; 05-22-2009 at 05:01 AM.

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    What's real fun is when you get good at bodyweight planks to start stacking weights on your back.

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    that actually looks really cool.... i will have to give that a shot one of these days because of the fact i ****ing love planks. good post man

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    I have been doing tabata on my eliptical machine before bed, but at a 40:20 ratio. For the twenty seconds of rest, I jump off and do a front plank.
    Its a good workout, I do the exact same thing of laying in front of a fan and being glad its over!
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    Hell ya fellas, fun stuff!! I'm sore from doing these.
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