Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Hiking or Sagging the Hips About 45 seconds into a minute-long plank, you may be tempted to hike the hips to the ceiling or sag them toward the ground to give your abs a break. You may even be doing it without realizing it! “Hiking the hips up to the ceiling is going to take […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

Looking Up Looking up at a mirror or clock during your plank may help you check your form or stay on track, but it can also wreak havoc on your form, Whitney says. The key to a plank lies in keeping your entire body in a straight line from head to hips to heels. Glancing […]

Plank Mistakes That Make the Move Ineffective (and Potentially Painful)

You’re Arching Your Back One of the most common plank mistakes is arching the lower back, says April Whitney, CSCS. As your core starts to fatigue, it’s common to let your midsection sag toward the ground, causing your back to fall out of alignment. Although this error doesn’t always cause immediate injury, this mistake causes stress […]

How to Do a Forearm Plank

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCBOqf-HrTI Lie face down on the floor, with your forearms on the ground, elbows directly beneath the shoulders. Extend your legs straight behind you, toes tucked. With your core braced, press into your toes and forearms and raise your body up off the ground. Keep your back flat and body in a straight line from […]

Brush Up On The Correct Plank Form

We all have that one friend who can allegedly hold a plank for 15 minutes. While none of us have ever stuck around long enough to actually see this astounding, 15-minute plank, it’s pretty safe to assume that the form probably isn’t perfect, especially toward the end of the time cap. Whether you’re holding a […]