This is a very special Plank exercise “how to”.
In this video you’ll learn the technique for the plank exercise and the side plank exercise too.
The plank is the best exercise to flatten the tummy and pull in the waist just like a corset.
Yet, the plank can feel hard on the wrists, the shoulders, the low back and the knees.
So, in this video you’ll discover a simple fitness technique that takes the pain out of the workout, and creates the strength and the cinched in waist that the exercise was meant to create.
For this workout , you’ll need a pillow and you’ll need to watch the must know secret to starter’s planks that I mention at the beginning of this video.
Spoiler Alert: While you may think this workout is performed on the knees… It’s not.
The plank exercise “how to” strategy is to simply place your weight on the front of your thighs, not on your knees.
Many believe modified planks are performed by placing weight directly on the knee cap, but that compresses the patella (the knee cap) and creates possible pain, swelling and discomfort.
Keep your weight on the front of your thighs instead. (You’ll learn exactly how to do this in the video above).
Plank Exercise “How to”: The Form
- Lie on the floor on your stomach
- Place your elbows directly under your shoulders
- Palms face down (they touch the ground) and shoulders rolled back and down
- Gently lift your stomach
- Place the weight on the front of your thighs. Avoid compressing your knees
If continue to do these plank exercises, you feel confident your form is wonderful, but you continue to feel low back pain, or shoulder pain, it may be time to try an alternative workout.
This is especially true if you’ve got underlying shoulder issues that may make the plank difficult.
Instead, try my workout Alternatives to plank exercises (click here to try the workout).