The plank: tips and tricks

This is common exercise for core and abdominal training. It’s versatile and can be modified for beginners to advanced exercisers.

Here are a few tips to ensure that you are using the proper for, and getting the most out of your plank!

  • Keep body in alignment ie you should be able to draw a straight line from your ear to shoulder to hip to knee to ankle.
  • Don’t drop head, keep head up chin tucked
  • Think about drawing navel to spine, don’t let hips sag
  • Ensure that weight is forward over hands or elbows
  • ‘Get a good grip on the earth’ spread fingers apart, strong wrists and push up out of shoulders a little bit, be mindful though no to round through upperback.
  • Don’t hold your breath, always maintain breathing during exercise.
  • Always consult your medical practitioner before embarking on an exercise program.

Watch the video below to see Lil in action.


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