Total Body Strengthening: Plank

3 December 2015


A plank may look like a simple exercise, but it is rather difficult. When performed correctly, a plank can provide the following benefits:

1.) Toned stomach & core
2.) Reduced back pain
3.) Improved balance & posture


  • Hold your elbows directly under your shoulders.
  • Keep the body parallel to the ground.
  • Keep the neck in line with the back.
  • Squeeze your belly button in towards your spine and up towards your ribs.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds

You can start with a plank on your knees and progress to straight legs as you feel strong enough. You can also try other variations of plank with straight arms or a side plank.

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1 Comment

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Great post!
      I just love planks! its easy but so effective and really puts your whole body into the exercise.
      Two thumbs up! Yay for planks 🙂
      Keep up the great work.


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