Plank Exercise Tutorial
How to do the Plank Exercise
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a strong core. Remember, your core is keeping you upright and it’s protecting your spine. So I like an exercise called plank. Plank helps strengthen not just your core muscles, but it’ll help strengthen your shoulders and your chest as well.
All you need to do is you need to get on the ground and get into a plank position. So your hands should be under your shoulders, so they’re about shoulder width apart and then your legs will just go straight out behind you like this. Now in plank it’s really important to have those three nice C shape curves we always talk about. A lot of times in plank I see people do plank like this where their their hips dip down or maybe their bum is too high in the air. So you want to have a nice neutral pelvis. Try not to look up but also try to look down. Nice, neutral pelvis.
The trick to plank is once you feel your body dipping down or you find that you can’t hold the posture any longer, that means plank is over for you and you should take a rest. There’s different variations of plank. Another variation I like to have is your arms right out in front of you like this. If you grasp your hands, it’s a little easier, but if you have them parallel with each other, makes it a little bit harder and you can do plank like that. Hold plank as long as you can hold good posture. That’ll be a really good ab workout for you.