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Do you find “The Plank” too easy? Try these two tougher versions

Do you find “The Plank” too easy? 	Try these two tougher versions

Most of us are familiar with the core exercise known as The Plank. For those who aren’t, it involves holding a position that is very similar to a push-up except that your elbows are on the floor.

For the exercise novice it can be a relatively challenging position to maintain (once it is performed correctly, but more on that later), however many trainees will find that they are able to last for a couple of minutes or even longer.

Why exercise is keeping us sane

Why exercise is keeping us sane

I tend to think of my friends as being in one of two categories: “Training” or “Other”.

My social circle consists of people I know through work or sport (which for me, is essentially the same thing). Then there are the friends who I have met in other ways; friends from school perhaps, or old housemates who I have stayed in touch with, and so on.

5 Common Exercise Myths

5 Common Exercise Myths

I’m going to be honest here and admit that even before I had finished writing the below article I knew it was probably going to be one of a series. There are so many widely-held beliefs about exercise that are totally incorrect, it was difficult to decide which ones to choose for this piece!

Avoiding the “New Year” mistakes

Avoiding the “New Year” mistakes

Like almost everyone else right now, you are probably still a little bloated from Quality Street (especially the nice purple ones of which there are never enough, you know the ones) and turkey sandwiches. You’re probably craving any vegetable that isn’t a brussel sprout.