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5 Tough Static Hold Abs Exercises to Build Core Strength for CrossFit

5. STATIC HOLDS – THE PLANK

static holds male and female athlete perform plank exercises
The infamous plank

A classic for a reason! The plank demands energy throughout your entire body, and is exceptional for building strength in the core.

Position your body on your forearms and your toes, line up your arms with your shoulders. Your legs are straight and locked at the knees. Your entire body is in a straight position, including your mid area.

While staying in this position, make sure to squeeze all your working muscles. Aim for 40 seconds to a minute, and build up from there

If the traditional plank is too easy, try some of these plank variations.

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