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    When I do planks, my belly hangs down during the exercise. Even when I try to pull everything in, it only helps a little. I have a visible paunch during planks but not when standing in front of the mirror. My BMI is ~21.

    Anyone have any insight about whether I can expect this to improve as I get stronger/leaner? Other suggestions or comments?

    Thanks for your help/support!

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    For a strong plank you will have to develop the Hollow Body Position. You can see tutorials on YouTube.

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    As you lose bodyfat, your gut will get better. And yes, like Dirlot said, gravity certainly sucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NextSteps View Post
    When I do planks, my belly hangs down during the exercise. Even when I try to pull everything in, it only helps a little. I have a visible paunch during planks but not when standing in front of the mirror. My BMI is ~21.

    Anyone have any insight about whether I can expect this to improve as I get stronger/leaner? Other suggestions or comments?

    Thanks for your help/support!
    Check out the potato post to lose the belly fat. Boobs probably look good in the plank but the hanging belly....ahhh, not soo good. I know because I just lost my belly fat after stalling for the last 10 lbs. I engaged in the Potato Project and lost 8 lbs, and the belly is now gone, but the boobs have stayed (yeah!).
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    You can see tutorials on YouTube.

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    A proper plank position is defined by a straight back, neck, hips legs etc. Where you stomach is doesn't really matter.
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    Thanks for the helpful & supportive comments! I did find some tutorials on YouTube. I have to watch my blood sugar so no potatoes in my future. : )

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    Yes you are saying and aiming right because potatoes give the carbohydrates.Carbohydrates cause the to enhance your body weight and make your blood sugary.and where is talk about the plank position so its not means about your stomach.Its need to straight your back,neck,hips and legs etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deonte View Post
    Yes you are saying and aiming right because potatoes give the carbohydrates.Carbohydrates cause the to enhance your body weight and make your blood sugary.and where is talk about the plank position so its not means about your stomach.Its need to straight your back,neck,hips and legs etc...
    Did you just put random words together?
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