Love them or hate them, planks are a go-to for anyone looking for a transformative, full body workout. When done correctly, they can effectively engage not only your core, but nearly your entire body!
This full body workout in a single move doesn’t come easily. In order to reap the full benefits, proper form is key.
Here are a few helpful tricks to keep in mind the next time you drop it down for a forearm plank…
-Droopy lower back and hips
-Butt high in the air
-Disengaged or stiff neck
-Holding your breath
-Elbows directly under shoulders and feet hip width apart
-Extend your body
-Keep your back flat and your core engaged, and belly button pulled in
-Stretch out through your heels, stay on the tops of your toes
-Squeeze glutes and quads together; they should be tight and engaged
-Keep your head and neck neutral
-Gaze over fingertips
-Don’t forget to breathe. You’ve got this!
Ready to see a perfect plank in action? Watch WFCC personal trainer, Brittney, break it down for you:
We’re always here to help perfect your fitness form. If you’re ever unsure about a move, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our personal trainers for their expert advice!
Looking for a killer core workout? Step up and try our Core On Fire Fitness Challenge. You’ll feel ABSolutely amazing.