General Plank

The plank is a basic bodyweight exercise that strengthens the core as well as the upper and lower body muscle groups. This isometric training exercise builds a full-body foundation while also improving joint stability.


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    Lie on the floor with elbows directly beneath your shoulders and legs fully extended. Raise your torso into the air until it makes a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Tighten your stomach, squeeze your butt and hold this position for the desired amount of time.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not allow your back to round.
  • Do not allow your hips to drop or sag.
  • Press your elbows into the floor and squeeze your glutes to maximize stability.