Best Core Exercise? Learn the 8 Point Plank!

We all know that core is important! It’s
our foundation. Without a strong core, the rest of the machine starts to fall apart.
It’s not getting the support it needs. So what’s a safe and effective core
exercise that you can do? The best core exercise that we love around here is the
eight-point plank. It’s safe, its effective, maintains the health of your
spine and gets you on track for long-term health.
Keep watching and we’ll show you exactly how it’s done! I’m Dr. Austin, a chiropractor at King
Chiropractic we’re committed to getting you out of pain, out of
limitation and back in your optimal active lifestyle. So some of the signs
that your core might be weak may be poor posture, back pain, weakness, and general feelings of fatigue. And core is not just the abdominal muscles it includes
your chest, can include your low back, your pelvic muscles, and your hips as
well. So let’s jump right into it! I’ll show you how it’s done. We’re going to start in a forearm plank. Elbows will be in line with the shoulders. Keep the feet flexed, knees on the floor,
and press the hips up, keeping those toes curled under. These are the eight points
of contacts, and lift up the hips and you’ll have hands, elbows, knees, and toes
contacting the floor. Pull all eight points towards the midline or the belly
button. Inhale, expand the ribcage and then keep that chin tucked and pull the
back up to the ceiling. Exhale, maintain that space, pull the
belly button towards the spine and hold attempting for 5-6 full breaths
up to 3 times a day or more. This is literally the perfect exercise
for any fitness level! The eight point blank is the best core exercise you can
do, it’s safe on the joints and it can be much more difficult than all these other
core exercises while being safe and setting on term for long-term health.

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