Categories Personal Training Workouts How to Plank Properly Post author By Dale Wallace Personal Trainer Post date March 26, 2020 View this post on Instagram THE PLANK – Another popular exercise that seems simple to do yet there are still common mistakes. The top shows the ideal position to be in. 3 key points to remember for me are to PUSH YOUR HEELS BACK, SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES (Your bum cheeks) TOGETHER AND DRAW YOUR BELLY BUTTON IN (Tighten your core). The middle shows the hips out of line, here we aren't activating the core properly – hips are too high. The lower picture shows an excessive lumbar curve, here we have no core activation either and we are straining our lower back – the last thing we want. You should be relatively flat with shoulders and hips in line. This is a great exercise for core stabilisation however please note you will not build washboard abs through it. It is however a good place to start if you need to strengthen your core. A regression here would be to drop the knees to the floor. I will post plank progressions in the coming weeks. If you would like to know any more about core based exercises drop me a DM. #puregym #puregympreston #plank #core #abs #coreworkout #glutes #workout #tip #technique #sunday #advice #strengthen #progress #exercise #stabilise #coreactivation #tva A post shared by DaleWallace.PT (@dalewallace.pt) on Feb 10, 2019 at 2:12am PST Tags ab workout, Abs, abs exercise, core, core exercise, core stengthening, plank, plank exercise, strong core ← Press Up Grip Variation → Do Your Heels Raise in a Squat?