#FitnessFriday – Front Plank
The front plank is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up. Follow our tips to ensure an effective, proper abdominal bridge for maximum effectiveness!
1. Position your forearms shoulder width apart, bending at the elbow so forearms are pushing into the ground
2. Engaging your core muscles, curl your toes under your feet as you push your body up and try to hold yourself up in a straight line
3. Hold for 20-30 seconds and relax, if you are feeling shaky, start with 10-20 second holds instead
To make it easier try holding a plank on your hands instead of forearms! Don’t round your back or hike your hips high, try to stay as straight as you can.