How to Modified Plank
You Should Feel This: Abs
Exercise Families: Plank
Equipment: Med Ball
Trainer: Ashley Steele
Kneel on an exercise mat or floor with the knees and feet hip-width apart. Place your hands on top of the med ball, firmly gripping each side. Lift your hips so that your legs are in a straight line behind you. This is the starting position.
Shift your weight forward until your shoulders are positioned directly over the med ball. Reposition the body as needed to allow full extension of the arms without any bend at the hips or knees.
Brace your abdominals and ensure that your spine remains in a neutral position. Hold this position for the specified amount of time, breathing deeply throughout.
Planks primarily strengthen your core muscles including your transverse abdominus, rectus abdominals, and obliques; but because they involve your full body to hold the position, you also engage your arms, shoulders, glutes, quads and more.