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How To Do A Plank

Instructional Video

 

Written Instructions

  1. Lay face down on the floor, resting your weight on your forearms with your hands facing forwards. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders.
  2. Come up onto your toes so that your whole body is in a straight line. Your neck, hips and feet should all follow a straight path.
  3. Squeeze your belly button in towards your spine as you hold this position for a song as possible.
  4. Focus on maintaining a straight line, keep your bum down, in line with your body and don't let your chest collapse.

Regression

Struggling to hold this for a long time? Try the plank with your arms resting on a raised surface. Make sure your elbows are directly under your shoulders and your body stays in a straight line.

Progression

Looking more of a flamin' challenge? Try doing plank kickbacks, adding in this extra push to the movement can really help you get your sweat on.


 

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