How to Do A Plank with Proper Form

Written: Abrar Khan

How to Plank

1. Start on the floor on your hands and knees. 2. Place your hands directly under your shoulders.

 3. Step your feet back, one at a time. (For more stability, bring your feet wider than hip-distance apart, and bring them closer for more of a challenge.)

4. Maintain a straight line from the top of your head through your heels, gaze down just above your fingertips.

5. Now, tighten your abs, quads, glutes, and hold. Think about digging through your heels, squeezing your quads, and keeping everything nice and tight.

How to Side Plank

1. Lie on your side with your right forearm flat on the floor, elbow under your shoulder, and both legs extended, forming a straight line from your head to your heels.

Feet can either be staggered for more stability, or stacked for more of a challenge. 4. Engage your core and lift your hips off the floor. Hold for 30 seconds on each side.