If you don’t know a plank is an exercise where you on your front holding your body weight of the ground, resting on either your elbows or your hands and your toes (think of a starting push up position). Its intention is to work your “core” muscles.
The Plank is not a Pilates exercise
Many people think the plank came from Pilates, but actually if you refer to the book “Pilates’ return to life through contrology” by Joseph Pilates you will notice there is no “plank” exercise. There is however an exercise “The leg pull – front” which looks similar but has different intention.
As mentioned before, most people’s intention to strengthen their “core”. However here are a few points where people go wrong:
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Pilates/Robbins: PIlates' Return to life through contrology p92-93
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I am a Manual Therapist covering a range of different disciplines including massage & Biomechanics. I also run small specialist Pilates classes around Corfe Mullen, Broadstone, Wareham, Wimborne & Poole. Instead of just purely rubbing the pain, I always look to see if I can find a potential cause (or causes of the pain) and then work on treating this.
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