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Fast Fitness - Quick Strength for Everything

Here is Fast Friday Fitness - build on a previous Fast Fitness to increase strength of body and core. Strengthen almost everything with this fun move.

The post Fast Fitness - High Core Strength For The New Year on January 2 2009 showed holding a plank (pushup) position with one leg straight out to the side. Now that you can do that, add more:

  1. Hold a straight pushup position. Extend one leg 90 degrees out to the side. Your foot and knee point straight to the front.
  2. Keep that leg and foot parallel to ground, not sagging downward to the floor.
  3. Do pushups keeping the leg held straight out to the side and off the floor.


Keep your back straight (demonstrated center) in neutral spine.
Don't allow lower spine or neck to droop under your weight, to prevent compressive spine sagging (gray t-shirt right foreground). See how in Fast Fitness - Strengthen by Changing Your Plank.

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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.