- Get into a face down position on the floor supporting your upper body on your forearms. Your elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.
- Extend your legs straight out behind you, supporting them on your toes and balls of your feet.
- Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.
- Hold for as long as possible.
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Plank is a gym work out exercise that targets abs. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Side plank rotations / elbow twists, swiss / exercise ball reverse crunches and leg pull-in knee-ups are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as plank. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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