Working In Plank Pose

Whether you’re new or experienced with plank pose, take a minute to make sure you’re making the most of this uber effective full-body-workout. People often think only of engaging the core when in this pose, but there’s so much more! Are you hitting all the notes and making the most of the work before you?

Read on!

Plank Pose strengthens the whole body.  From the muscles of the shoulder girdle to the deep abdominal stabilizers this pose builds heat from the inside out. Plank requires engaged arms and legs, an active core, attention to alignment and some grit!

It is important to be aware of engagement and alignment in this pose to avoid ‘sitting’ in the wrists. It actually gets easier the more you push the floor away from you and lift out of the joints. Learning to love plank pose is empowering and sets you up for well for anything (including a full set of push-ups!)

Add it to your every day routine, or use it if you only have a short amount of time to work out! It gives you a big bang for your buck, in a short amount of time.

We’ve asked our amazing Pilates and Yoga Instructor, Brooke Oberg to give us tips, and demonstrate alignment and inspiration about how a strong plank pose can be so beneficial for everyone as part of any exercise routine.

Come see Brooke in person at our Flow studio:
Mondays 10:45am Centered Core Yoga
Wednesdays 8:30am Pilates

Brooke’s top four tips to improve and work in the pose:

Now that you’ve had a review, put it to practice! Bring your questions to class and get the corrections and tips you need to make the most out of the work you’re putting in!
Let us know what you think, and what new questions we can answer for you!

See you soon CFitters! Look for some additional plank variations coming up soon!