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    Quote Originally Posted by steveP View Post
    A plank is purely an eccentric exercise, and it works your entire core. Where crunches are at best semi contracting the abs only.

    The ROM and form of a crunch can vary too much. It's probably one of the most incorrectly executed exercises I see. Where a plank, you can't really cheat. You're virtually using your entire body at once to stabilise itself.
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    i really am blown away by your comments most of the time this one is a ripper.

    eccentric exercise has nothing to do with what the plank is, the planks is an isometric exercise.

    a healthy individual is going to receive much more benefit from doing forms of abdominal work where there is (like any exercise) a eccentric/isometric/concentric action, this is bodybuilding 101





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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    eccentric exercise has nothing to do with what the plank is, the planks is an isometric exercise.
    Woops, I mixed eccentric with isometric. The point is that you're training your core while lengthened. How does that prove that planks are pointless?

    I'm not really expecting a sensible answer, but more arguing over semantics.


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    A sensible answer needs a sensible question



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    Yes once again an enlightened discussion turns into a churlish one.
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    im not quite sure what you are asking


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