Core strength has always been an absolute favorite of ours here at Healthiac. No matter where we go or who we hear from, it seems that everybody and their mother wants to rock a some very attractive abs. Rocking some washboard abs is usually seen as a sign that you’re doing something right with your fitness routine. Well if you’ve been trying to achieve some perfect abs then you’re going to have to improve on this one move: the plank. So many of us dread the plank, but then again, so many of us have been doing it wrong. Here’s the entire movement step-by-step to show you how to improve on your planking skills.

For starters, you need to begin in a neutral position. This involves placing yourself on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. Your chest should be dropped down toward your hands. Then pull your chest back up without moving your spine. This neutral position is very important to get you ready for the next part. Once you’ve found your true neutral position, begin by extending one of your legs outward, toe down so that it is ready to take on your weight. Feel yourself beginning to start the plank and ease into it. Last, extend the other leg and you’ve found yourself in the perfect plank position.

You’ll start to feel your abs working like never before and that’s a good thing! Hold the form for as long as you feel comfortable and build up to higher intervals each time.

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