A traditional elbow plank offers total-body tone and is a great way to target your entire middle. There are many variations to challenge your plank, but first master the basic elbow plank following these steps:
- Start on the floor resting on your forearms and knees.
- Step your feet out one at a time, coming into a plank position.
- Contract your abs to prevent your booty from sticking up or sinking. Your spine should be parallel to the floor, with your abs pulling toward the ceiling.
- Hold for 30 seconds; work your way up to one minute as you build strength.