Be Active: Planks

Description

1. Place your elbows directly under your shoulders with your hands straight out (not clasped together). 2. Lift your knees off the ground so your body is held up by your forearms and toes. Squeeze your back, glutes, abs, and legs all while making sure your body is in alignment so that your hips are not sinking low or raised up. Modification: You can complete this same movement by keeping your knees on the ground OR by completing this exercise against the wall. If doing a plank on the wall, ensure your forearms are on the wall and toes are away from the wall to create a challenge. 3. Keep your neck and spine in alignment by looking at a spot on the floor about a foot beyond your hands.