Plank Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Isolation
  • Static
  • Beginner
  • Lower Back
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Abs Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. The Plank is a stationary exercise that helps strengthen the entire core of the body. Set up for the plank by getting a mat and laying down on your stomach.
  2. To start the exercise prop your torso up on your elbows and your feet up on your toes.
  3. Keeping yourself completely straight, hold this position for as long as possible.
  4. Typically, the plank is done for 3 x 1 minute sets. However, as you get stronger your should be able to do 1 - 3 minutes.

​Plank Tips:

  1. Do not let your mid section sag in the middle. You need to keep yourself straight at all times.
  2. Do this exercise in front of a mirror to make sure you are not letting your technique slip.
  3. Raise an arm or a leg to increase intensity.