How To Do A Plank Exercise

Learn How To Do A Plank Exercise With These Simple Steps

Are you struggling with your plank exercise? Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do a plank exercise and start feeling the benefits of the ranges of plank exercises such as plank walks and plank jacks.

Benefits of A Plank Exercise

Plank helps you to build strength in your core, upper and lower body so its a good full body workout. You do not need any equipment to perform this exercise all you need is a bit of space, and it really helps improve flexibility by stretching muscles and will improve posture if performed regularly.

Muscle Groups Worked:

The plank works almost every main muscle and here are a few: deltoids, biceps, triceps, obliques, rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, pectorals major, gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings, gastrocnemius.

Plank Variation

If the plank is too much for your elbows you can perform it with extended arms, always leave a small hollow in your hands to protect the wrists.

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Start by getting into a press up position on the ground.
  2. Bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms and not on your hands.
  3. Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
  4. Engage your core by sucking your belly button into your spine.
  5. Hold this position for the prescribed time.

If you think that you’ve mastered the technique of the plank exercise then you can check out our very own video demonstration on our youtube channel down below!

Video Demonstration

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