Fit Tips: Plank Your Way to a Stronger Core

by Juliet Gould

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The Plank is an effective exercise you can do to stabilize the entire core region and strengthen the obliques, abdominals and lower back, along with muscles in the torso and legs, but it is important that you learn to do it and its variations properly, both to keep your lower back safe, and to get the most out of the exercise. For form tips on how to get it right, and for plenty of advanced options to add to your repertoire, watch me demonstrate 10 plank variations.

About the Presenter

Juliet Gould

Juliet Gould IDEA Author/Presenter

Juliet has been training for the better part of a decade and uses her unique experiences with diverse clients as a basis for her individualized approach to fitness. She has experience working with clients having conditions ranging from arthritis to neuromuscular disorders. Juliet has helped clients achieve diverse goals including athletic conditioning and injury rehabilitation. She holds certification through the American and Aerobics Fitness Association of America in Group Exercise Instruction and Personal Fitness Training . Juliet has a very diverse wellness background, as is indicated by her numerous ZUMBA FITNESS® Instructor Licenses including Basic ZUMBA FITNESS® Instructor License, ZUMBA GOLD® Instructor License, Zumbatomic® Instructor License, and ZUMBA® TONING Instructor License as well as BODYSHRED™ Instructor Certification and DotFIT Certification. She also maintains knowledge of current wellness trends and research by attending workshops such as AFAA Practical Pilates™ Training and AFAA Fighting Obesity: The Practical Way.