How to Modified Plank
You Should Feel This: Abs
Exercise Families: Plank
Trainer: Ashley Steele
Start in a modified push-up position. Lift-off your elbows, so that you are supporting your body weight on your forearms. Extend both legs behind you and elevate your hips off the mat, resting on the knees. This is the starting position.
Hold your body in a straight line. Brace your abdominals and ensure that your spine remains in a neutral position. Hold this position for the specified amount of time, breathing deeply throughout.
Modified planks primarily strengthen your core muscles including your transverse abdominus, rectus abdominals, and obliques; but because they involve your full body to hold the position, you also engage your arms, glutes, quads and more.