Perfect Form for a Low Plank

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2023
A low plank, also known as a forearm plank, is a challenging yet effective exercise that targets the core muscles, particularly the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and the obliques.
Steps to perform a low plank with proper form:
1.  Start on your hands and knees, with your forearms resting on the ground and your elbows positioned directly under your shoulders.
2. Extend your legs out behind you and come up onto your toes, so your body is in a straight line from your head to your heels.
3. Engage your core muscles and keep your hips level, avoiding any sagging or arching in your lower back.
4. Hold this position for a set amount of time, usually starting with 20-30 seconds and gradually working up to 1-2 minutes.
Tips for maintaining proper form during a low plank:
Keep your shoulders relaxed and away from your ears.
Focus on breathing deeply and evenly throughout the exercise.
Imagine pulling your belly button in toward your spine to engage your core muscles more deeply.
Avoid letting your head drop down or jutting forward; keep it aligned with your spine.
If you feel any pain or discomfort in your wrists, try using a yoga mat or towel for extra padding, or modify the exercise by performing a high plank instead (with your arms fully extended).
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