The Plank movement, is one of the most widely known core exercises due to its relative ease since it requires no equipment and the large number of benefits it provides. The Plank primarily works the core muscles including the transverse abdominis, rectus abdominus and obliques.

Begin by getting yourself set up with your forearms on the floor taking most of your weight and your toes holding your legs up. Once in this position we are going to try to tilt our pelvis under our body, tucking our tail bone in and looking ahead to our thumbs.

Two women holding plank positions.

To make this movement easier, we can drop down to our knees. In this position we are aiming to achieve a straight line from the top of our head down to our knees, still creating a tilt through the pelvis.

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