Kid Fit Move: Superhero Plank

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The Plank is sure to help kids make muscles superhero strong. It works arm, leg and core muscles that support strong abdominals and back muscles. Strong core equals great posture, something all superheroes have.

How to do it: Kneel on the floor and put hands on the floor in line with shoulders. Have your child put toes straight behind her making a straight line with her body, tummy off the floor. Let them pretend to be a superhero playing through the air. Encourage her to keep her tummy from dropping to the floor or bottom going too high. Hold it for 10 to 20 seconds and repeat two or three times, having the superhero fly to a different place each time.

Parent challenge: Let children slither like snakes underneath you while you are in plank position. Then challenge yourself with a side plank. To do side plank, lie on your side with your arm extended and your head resting on your arm. Push yourself up from the floor onto an elbow with forearm on the floor. Legs are extended straight with one on top of the other. Hold for 20 seconds and then repeat on other side.

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