Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the plank exercise. You can also check out some more abs exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Plank
To perform a set of plank:
Lie on the ground in a prone position with your elbows under your
Squeeze your abodominals to raise your body off the ground,
supported only by your elbows and toes. The trunk should be in a neutral position and the legs fully
extended. Be aware of keeping your shoulders in a comfortable, neutral position.
Continue squeezing your abdominals and keeping your legs extended for
as long as described or until you can no longer maintain the neutral position of your trunk. If you are
unable to start in a neutral position, it is recommended to do an easier variatio
Top position cont'd
Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
or duration of plank repetitions.
This completes one set of plank.