So a short one here….We work with a lot of different members who all have different strengths and weaknesses. one of them is how well or how long then can maintain the plank position. We have snapped a few photos that will keep you on track with your plank. You can now be visually aware of where you could be going right and wrong…


🔶 ‘THE PLANK’ 🔶

A great way of measuring your core strength. But a very easily to deviate from correct form. 
There are so many variations on holding the Plank which can make it easier, harder, and a little bit more fun.

Attached are some difference within the plank. It is important that if you feel discomfort in lower back that you adapt the position you are in to a more sustainable one OR give it a miss. 💙

 

Here you have your…

1. Upright Plank

2. Upright Plank from Knees
(Slightly easier)

3. Normal Plank from Knees
(Easiest)

You will see on each one I have a nice straight link from the back or the knee or heel all the way up to the top of my back.

 

 

 

4. Standard Plank

 

5.  Shows a lack in core strength and should be on your knees at this point.


6. The Bum Slapper

We see this one a lot, this is a sign of fatigue. This normally happens after holding a plank for a while. Its always worth keeping an eye on your form as often people do not realise they are in this position.
It is always suggested that you go onto your knees when this happens.

 

 


We hope you have found some benefit from this post. Keep an eye out for other top tips popping up as well as Brianne’s bi-weekly workout videos. Her nexts one is ABS!