- Abs and Core
- Hips & Buttocks
- Abdominal strength
- Hip strength
- Quads strength
The plank is a basic core strengthening exercise. There is no equipment necessary so you can perform it anywhere. When doing the plank ensure that your body stays straight. This is a good way for beginner exercisers to build the strength base they will need to perform more demanding exercises.
- Balance on your toes and elbows, with your torso about 6 to 8 inches from the floor.
- Hold your legs, hips, torso, neck and head in a straight line.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles.
- Dropping the head
- Drooping the lower back
- Dropping the hips
- Sticking the hips up too high