Start by placing your feet hip-width apart and elbows under your shoulders. You can perform this exercise up on your hands, just aline yourself the same way but with straight arms. The important thing to do is to keep your hips straight, your back straight – don’t let your belly drop and refrain yourself from sticking your bottom in the air! Look forward to just in front of your hands. Time yourself and aim to hold just a little bit longer next time. If you incorporate planking into your regular routine, you’ll increase your hold time and core strength really quickly.
WANT TO MAKE IT HARDER OR EASIER?
If you are finding planking a little too difficult or you can feel it in your lower back, build your core strength by starting on your knees. Going forward, aim to start on your toes for just a few seconds and you can return to your knees.
"Even performing this exercise for just 10 seconds is a great start.
And don't forget to breathe!" - Lindy
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