What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel your core/ abdominal region supporting your body. If you lose the feeling in your abdominal/ trunk region, then it is most likely time to stop.
- Start by performing the plank on your toes with your elbows on the ground
- Ensuring your body is in a straight line and stable, contract your abdominals to maintain a flat torso
- Focus on preventing the lower back from arching by contracting your abdominals
- Continue holding for the agreed amount of time
Main muscles targeted:
A plank is a basic exercise for core stability. It has many applications but the most common one is to increase stability and activation of the core and trunk muscles.