Front Plank Exercise

 

This front plank exercise will strengthen the core muscles along your stomach and your back.

 

 

Front Plank Exercise 01Front Plank Exercise 02

 

First make sure the elbows are on the floor directly under the shoulder.  Raise the hips off the ground, balancing on the elbows and feet.  It is very important to keep the body in a straight line, including the head.  

 

Hold this position for as long as possible, working your way up to one minute. 

 

If this is too difficult for you, it can be modified by balancing on the knees rather than the feet as shown in the lower image.

 

This exercise should be done at least 3-4 times per week.