Engage your core muscles to maintain your body straight from head to heels. Don't slouch.
Forearm and hand planks are possible. Choose the variety that's comfortable and lets you keep form.
Align your elbows or hands squarely beneath your shoulders to properly distribute weight and avoid wrist strain.
Contract your abs throughout the workout. Pulling your belly button toward your spine activates your deep core muscles.
Plank with steady breathing. Maintain muscular oxygenation by deeply inhaling and exhaling while keeping the posture.
Start with 20-30 seconds and increase as your core strength increases. Start with a 1-2-minute plank.
After mastering the plank, try side planks, forearm planks with leg lifts, or plank jacks to test your muscles and avoid plateaus.