Planks

Planks

How to do planks properly, with perfect form and technique! The best bodyweight ab exercise for a strong core and abdominals!

Purpose:

  • Build Core Stabilization
  • Increase Core Strength

Prime Movers:

  1. Abdominal Complex (Abs, Transverse Abdominis, Obliques, Spinal Erectors)
  2. Glutes (Hips)

How To Do Planks Properly

How To Do A Plank

  • Place your forearms on the ground so that your elbows are shoulder width.
  • Set one foot behind you so that your leg is fully extended and your body forms a straight line from your head to heels. Flex your glutes and brace your core.
  • To start the plank, set your other foot behind you so that you are touching the ground with only your forearms and balls of your feet.
  • Keep a neutral spine, core braced and glutes flexed while pulling your elbows down towards your feet.
  • Hold your body stable for time while breathing normally.
  • For weighted planks, simply place a weight on your mid-back.

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