Background: If you are looking to improve the strength of your back, abs and upper body, the Ab Plank should be in the top 3 of the best exercises to target many muscles from the waist line upwards. An additional benefit of the Ab Plank exercise is that you can clear your mind while you are holding the Ab Planks position. Keep your back straight and breathe! Keep doing these and you will never fall off the deep end 😉

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles, lower leg muscles, triceps.

Starting Position: Lay flat on a floor mat or carpet. Prop yourself up on your elbows and make a fist with your hands. Bring your fists together so that your arms form a “V” underneath you. Elevate your back and your legs so that your toes are the only part of your lower body that is touching the ground.

Action: Hold this position with your head in a comfortable position. Keep your back and your legs as straight as possible.

 

Tips:

1. Maintain a regular breathing pattern during this exercise. Do not hold your breath.

2. Place a weight on your back to increase difficulty.