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Toning the backside with the reverse plank

It’s rare that one exercise – the Reverse Plank – can impact so many muscle groups – Back of Arms, Posterior Shoulder, Hamstrings & Butt. The key to challenging all these body areas is to adhere to strict form.

Reverse Plank:

Sit on the floor with your legs outstretched – with arms behind you, palms on the floor with fingers pointing toward the heels of the feet. Lift your body off the floor by straightening the arms – with palms aligned, shoulder width apart.

Your heels are providing lower body support against the floor. Once elevated, alternate raising one straight leg for a two-count. Lower and repeat with the opposite leg. Perform 10 reps or to a comfort level. The key is to NOT sag at the hips – keeping a straight line with the body – like a plank.

Remember, you should always consult your physician before beginning any exercise, diet, or nutritional supplementation program.

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