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Perform Proper Planks - Nail It Like A Pro, How To Do The Perfect Plank

by Dr. David Minkoff January 14, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Perform Proper Planks - Nail It Like A Pro, How To Do The Perfect Plank

You probably think like most people that crunches are the best at creating those 6-pack abs your looking for but they are not the only effective way. A great way to impact your abs is with planks. Planks build muscle, strengthen core & stability. Planks build up more than just abs. Planks impact the back, chest, shoulders and neck. The concentrated effort on those combinations of muscle groups improves posture and increases flexibility as well.
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Planks offer a variety of modifications, side planks, planks with arm & leg extensions, weighted planks, knee touches, high planks and low planks.
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Here's a few tips to help you get the most out of them.
👩‍🏫Tip 1: Spare yourself unnecessary spinal compression by preventing your head and belly from sagging to the floor.
👩‍🏫Tip 2: Tighten your core and shoulder girdle so that you are one straight line from the top of your skull to your ankles.

 

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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.

He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.

In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.

The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.

Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.



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