Total Body Warm-up Exercises

How to Do a Plank

Holding the plank position helps you get the most out of this total body warm-up exercise. Remember to keep your back straight to help prevent injury.

Step 1

Get body into plank position by placing hands under shoulders as if getting ready to do a pushup.

Step 2

Contract your abs and lower back.

Step 3

Make sure to keep your back straight.

Step 4

Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds.

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