8 tips for full plank

in yoga •  2 months ago

The plank position is the best overall full body exercise in my utmost opinion, as every muscle is working in complete tandem with one another. Most people don’t hold the plank correctly, so here are 8 tips to take forth when performing full plank in order to get the most from this essential bodyweight exercise:

  1. Even distribution of weight (spread your fingers as wide as you can)
  2. forearms inwardly rotated
  3. shoulders stacked directly above the wrists
  4. shoulders fully protracted and upper back domed
  5. core fully engaged and belly hollow
  6. legs firm and fully engaged (flex the thighs — don’t forget about the lower half!)
  7. light on the toes
  8. don’t forget to squeeze the cheeks!

Try these 8 modifications the next time you are holding full plank to feel the full body burn.

If done correctly, it should start to burn much quicker than usual 🔥🔥🔥

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Thanks Conrad going to give these pointers a try. Having a cat always reminds me to stretch, it's the first thing she does whenever she gets up.

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Cats are quite the ones to take after. Very limber and extremely flexible !! Thanks crypticat 😺

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Planks are also my favorite but it has been a while since I have done one! I need to figure out how to get my core engage more often.

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I know I never think about engaging the core but even something as simple as walking engages are centers

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Hi conradsuperb, you are amazing. I actually like holding a half plank and full plank. Thank you for the tips.

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Thank you Angiemitchell! It means a lot to hear that from you :-) I can see you holding the half and full plank now on a sandy beach in Australia !!

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