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The plank is the A-listers secret exercise

The plank has been a staple in celeb gym workouts, exercise classes such as Pilates and yoga, and with personal trainers for years.

It is brilliant for strengthening your core — the muscles in your torso that keep you stable and balanced.

But being able to do it for any length of time has become a real status symbol. 5 minutes is the benchmark most celebs aim for.

At GoFigure we suggest starting with 30 seconds if that feels comfortable.

So how do you do the plank?

  • Start by getting into a press-up position.
  • Bend your elbows and rest your weight on your forearms and not on your hands.
  • Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
  • Engage your core by sucking your belly button into your spine.
  • Hold this position for the prescribed time.
  • Breathe while in the pose.

We have some great home exercises available as a download from our site.

 

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