How to Perform a Plank

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Planks are one of the best overall body exercises you can do.  This is another great one if you have a spare moment or two and are able to get down on the ground.

1.  Start on your hands and knees on the ground.
2.  Lower yourself to your elbows (on to forearms), keeping your shoulders over the elbows.
3.  Legs are extended back and you are on your toes.
4.  Keep the tummy in (tight/engaged) to support your back.
5.  Try not to clench your hands as your body is tense enough.

6.  If you need to drop to your knees, do not release the tension in your stomach.  Keep it going!
7.  If it is more comfortable for you, you can perform a plank on the palms of your hands instead of elbows.

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