Planking provides many physical benefits. Strengthening the core is an important aspect of any workout regime. A strong and solid core looks and feels good. But more importantly, it helps to stabilise, balance, and power the body during just about every other activity.
Begin in the plank position, face down with your forearms and toes on the floor. Your elbows are directly under your shoulders and your forearms are facing forward. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
Engage your abdominal muscles, drawing your navel toward your spine. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from your ears to your toes with no sagging or bending.
This is the neutral spine position. Ensure your shoulders are down, not creeping up toward your ears. Your heels should be over the balls of your feet.
Then hold this position for a set time.