Outdoor Plank

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The plank is an excellent core conditioning exercise that targets the abs and obliques.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Abdominals

Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Picture of Obliques

Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Exercise Instructions


outdoor plank - step 1

Step 1

Start on your elbows, with your back flat and your core engaged.

outdoor plank - step 2

Step 2

Maintain a rigid body position from shoulders to ankles.

outdoor plank - step 3

Step 3

Hold the position for a certain length of time or until you can no longer maintain form.