The Plank

The Plank

Assume a push-up position, but instead of holding your torso up with your hands, bend your elbows and rest the weight on your forearms, with your elbows placed directly below your shoulders. Keeping the body position in what we call “spinal neutral” (no arching or rounding of the back, just maintaining the natural curves of the spine), start a stopwatch and hold for as long as you can. Terminate the exercise when you can no longer maintain proper spinal alignment or you feel discomfort in your lower back.

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