The plank is a fantastic beginner’s excerise to help tone up the muscles of the abdominals and core.
Start with trying to hold the position for 10 seconds each time and try a few times throughout the day.
Once you can do 10 seconds comfortably, gradually increase the time that you can hold it for.
To do the plank;
- maintain a straight rigid line from ankles right up to shoulders.
- Relax your head. Don’t worry about looking forward, don’t check to see what position your body is in.
- Keep your bum down.
- Squeeze in your bum and your stomach muscles to help you keep a good posture and hold the position for longer.
- Enjoy it!