Hey guys whats up? Several weeks ago I posted a thread about lower back pain and the fact that I was dealing with alot of it, the most common response that I got for it was "How often are you training abs, and what core exorcizes are you using?" well as you experienced core trainers might have guessed I was hitting several sets of situps a day, five days a week and wasnt including much lower back exorcize at all, so of course I had back pain. Now I can admit I dont have a ripped six pack but I am very very happy to report that a month after using ab contractions while holding a plank position at least once during each of my workouts that my abbs are stronger and toned and my lower back is feeling great. If any of you have doubts about planking let me assure you that you can put those doubts to rest, the plank is awesome. Now before I dis the situp completely let me make clear that I use them but only twice a week for one set each and only with propre form and a good hold on my feet which I found out was causeing a lot of the pain in my lower back. So feel free to kick around your ideas on the whole plank thing if you want.