Planks Challenge at Extreme Martial Arts
The plank (also called a front hold, hover, or abdominal bridge, which is called kumbhakasana in Sanskrit) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time.
How to do:
- Begin in the plank position with your forearms and toes on the floor.
- Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from face to toes with no sagging or bending.
- Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
- Then lift your body by lifting your elbow and making the arm straight, then make the other arm also straight so the you end up in push-up position and hold.
The world record for a front plank, resting on elbows, was set by Chinese policeman Mao Weidong, who formerly held the record and regained it back by planking for 8 hours, 1 minute and 1 second in May 2016.