The exercise is called “the plank” and involves a position in which the body rests solely on the hands and toes, while the rest of the body is straight and flat like a plank. It can make your abs tight and flat, and will also help you get rid of back pain, as tight stomach muscles support the spine.
In order to get the best results, your body needs to be in the perfect position. Follow these instructions to do the plank properly:
● Put your hand on the floor and keep your neck and shoulders straight;
● The exercises focuses mainly on the abs, but you should feel strain in your legs as well. If you’re not feeling anything, widen your heels until you feel the thigh muscles strain. Now, contract your butt muscles to activate the lower part of the body;
● Keep your back straight – the body must be in a straight line;
● Breathe evenly in and out in order to keep the position easier.