How to do a Plank: Proper Form and Tips for Beginners and Advanced

Planks are a great way to work your whole body! Here’s how to do a plank

Everyone loves to do them, but not all of us know exactly how to do them correctly. Here’s how to do a plank step by step to activate those abs!
 
Cool fact: Planks are not just for abs they work your entire body! It is important to have good form when doing them to prevent any damage to your back.
 
These are a FAV at Booty Lab, and we try to incorporate them as often as we can!

Watch: How to Do a Plank

How to do a Plank

Targets: core, shoulders, legs, back, biceps, glutes, thighs

Beginner

Get in a slightly elongated table top position with hands about shoulder width apart. Slightly bend at the knees so your feet are off of the ground. Tuck your glues and squeeze your shoulders back so that your body is in a straight line. Squeeze your core and glutes and hold as long as you can, maintaining your form.

Advanced

Place your forearms on the ground with your shoulders over top of your elbows. Straighten your legs out and keep your feet together. Tuck your glutes and squeeze your shoulders back so that your body is not bending one way or the other. Squeeze your core and glutes and hold as long as you can, maintaining your form.

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