Plank Pose Exercise Guide
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Plank Pose is a none exercise that works your deltoids, lower abs, front deltoids, upper abs and side deltoids.
Plank Pose is a great easy move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your core, shoulders, upper body and waist.
It requires mat to do.
How to do Plank Pose
Come onto your hands and knees. Tuck your right toes under and straighten your right leg. Tuck your left toes under and straighten your left leg. Keep your legs straight and shoulders over your wrists. Rest in child's pose.
Learn how to do plank pose from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for plank pose may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for plank pose are:
- Lower Abs
- Front Deltoids
- Upper Abs
- Side Deltoids
Frequently Asked Questions
Training, Progressions and Regressions
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Plank Pose Training and Progressions
Standards and Averages
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Plank Pose Standards and Averages
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|Muscles Worked||Biceps Brachii, Triceps Brachii, Deltoids, Lower Abdominals, Anterior Deltoids, Upper Abdominals, Posterior Deltoids|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Easy, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Target muscle(s)||Deltoids, Lower Abs, Front Deltoids, Upper Abs, Side Deltoids|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Biceps, Triceps|