Complete Fitness personal trainer, Jacqui Hackett recommends adding this core strengthening exercises to your workout for a new way to build strength and stability. The basic plank is an excellent starting place for anyone looking to improve core strength and stability. Here’s how to do it right.
Begin in the plank position with your forearms and toes on the floor, and your elbows directly below your shoulders. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor. Hold this position for 10 seconds to start, and over time you can work up to 30, 45, or 60 seconds to increase difficulty, and even try adding a leg lift to it.