While it may seem like a very simple position to attain, holding a proper front plank actually requires acute body awareness to perform well.
In this training video, XTERRA Coach Mimi Stockton borrows poses from the yoga world – the cat and cow – to help you identify the correct spine shape and pelvic position for the front plank.
“If you are doing the plank correctly you will feel the anterior abdominal muscles contracting,” explains Stockton, a five-time XTERRA World Champion and partner at Next Level Endurance.
The front plank is a great exercise for athletes of all ages and abilities to help improve core strength and stability. Give it a try!