Why The Front Plank Is The Worst Core Exercise Ever!

We Think Differently About Core Training!

At Pro Sport Physiotherapy Huddersfield we are constantly trying to improve every aspect of your experience with us, from our quality hands on treatment of only ever releasing muscles that need releasing to exercises that actually work towards fixing the true cause of your problem and help you in the long run! In our quest for perfection, we think differently to most about Core Training! After years of of treating some very difficult back pain cases we have developed some pretty unique ways to help people out of pain safely and quickly! When you give the brain the right stimulus to heal, changes in symptoms can happen very quickly!

30 Day and 5 Minute Plank Challenges May Be Doing More Harm Than Good!

The Front Plank is getting lots of attention these days with fads such as the ’30 Day Plank Challenge’ and ‘5 minute plank’ challenges hitting the web! At Pro Sport Physiotherapy we feel there are far better ways to train the core the way it is designed to move! In the article below, Dave outlines problems with the front plank and why it is not a great idea to be doing this exercise if your goal is to train the core!

Please click on the links below to download the original article as published in Athletics Weekly!

Front Plank Page 1

Front Plank Page 2

Elite Sports Injury Testimonials

  • "Dave is a top class Physiotherapist who has got me back from numerous injuries always weeks earlier than expected. Dave's hands on treatment approach is one of the best I have ever experienced. Highly recommended"

    Paul O'Connell
    Paul O'ConnellMunster Rugby, Ireland and British and Irish Lions
  • "Pro Sport are professionals who take the greatest pride in their work. Their hands on approach to treatment and rehabilitation has helped me to not only be healthier and a more durable athlete but aided in improving  my athletic performance."

    Jamie Peacock
    Jamie PeacockLeeds Rhinos and England
  • "Top class physiotherapists who I would highly recommend and indeed have recommended to family and friends!"

    Eorl Crabtree
    Eorl CrabtreeHuddersfield Giants and England Rugby League

Non Sporting Injuries Testimonials

  • “Just thought i would drop you a line to let you know how im getting on with the stretches and the core work that you suggested. I have been doing these for around an hour to an hour and a half each day since i saw you, the difference i have found is massive. Its hard to explain how i feel whilst running and cycling now, it just feels like my body is more planted. The cyclo cross is finished now, i done my first fell race today on only six running sessions maybe not the best idea in the world however because of the excersises i have been doing my body felt stronger than it ever has. I have no technique at running downhill and would normally end up with a tight back doing that type of race where as this time no tightness. Thanks for all your help and advice”

    Kenny
    KennyCounty Durham
  • “The first time I saw Dave with chronic back pain I was struggling to walk properly when I went in but I walked out more or less back to normal, and this is a normal result for Dave. The treatments are different to any I’ve experienced but my whole posture, long term injuries and problems continue to improve. Although some of the treatments are not pleasant the pain is well worth it for the results gained. If you need a physio go and see Dave and/or his colleagues.”

    Rob
    RobHuddersfield
  • “A 140-mile round trip to visit Dave is well worth it as he’s restored my confidence to overcome injury, using techniques you will probably not encounter elsewhere. Dave’s manner is excellent, taking time to explain things simply and being available to clarify concerns. Many exercises prescribed are provided by video link with is far superior to the dodgy photocopied exercise sheets traditionally supplied as they ensure you can review and perform your rehab using good technique. In my opinion the ProSport experience is years ahead of the game as it adopts the advances being made in its field whereas regular Yellow Pages clincs stick to dated methods. A big plus is that Dave is also interested in getting you right.”

    Christopher
    ChristopherLincoln
  • “I’d been struggling for the best part of a year with what I (and my old physio) thought was a damaged hamstring. I’d heard about Pro Sport and read about their Soft Tissue Release Techniques and thought I’d nothing to lose by trying a new approach. Thank goodness I did….. Darragh Sheehy correctly identified I actually had a partially trapped Sciatic nerve and set about “releasing” it…. That’s another way of saying pain…..but it really is “no pain, no gain”. After one session I left feeling considerably better. I ran at the weekend with a huge grin on my face……I was thinking “I’m back!” A few sessions later and following Darragh’s exercise regime I’d improved again and within a few months had a new 5k PB.”

    Mark
    MarkHuddersfield
  • “Pro Sport Physiotherapy are amazing! I was having trouble with my hip whilst running over a certain distance. Shane worked out within 15 minutes that a tiny set of muscles near scar tissue was preventing my glute and core from firing. I worked on my exercises for a week and returned to my next appointment to find I was cured. A couple of sessions followed to ease my aching muscles now they were working and I am now fully fit to run my first ever half marathon this autumn. I have recommended the company to anyone who will listen. They are professional, knowledgable, fast workers and friendly. 5 star service with a smile :)”

    Keeley
    KeeleyHuddersfield
If you are suffering from Back Pain and want a core program to alleviate your symptoms once and for all then get in touch to book an appointment with one of our physiotherapists’ today! Don’t delay with your health!

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