What is a Forearm Plank?
The forearm plank is a static core exercise similar to holding the top of a push-up, with both the elbows and hands making contact with the floor. The pose engages multiple muscle groups at once, simultaneously building core, back, leg and arm strength.
How do you do a Forearm Plank?
Begin in a kneeling position. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees and pitch forward to place your hands and forearms on the floor.
Extend your legs behind you with toes tucked under to press into the plank. Distribute weight in your hands evenly by spreading your fingers apart, creating a stable base. Make sure to keep your body in a straight line, keeping your abdominal muscles tight.
How do you modify a Forearm Plank?
Forearm Plank for Prenatal
Forearm Plank for Beginners
Advanced Forearm Plank
Forearm Plank for Weak Lower Back
Forearm Plank for Weak Wrists
Forearm Plank for Weak Shoulders
Forearm Plank for Tight Hips
What are the benefits of Forearm Plank?
Forearm planks improve posture by strengthening many of the muscles required for the body to stand upright: neck, shoulders, chest, abs and back.
Strengthening these muscles will make you stand taller. Improved posture also has the added benefit of optimizing internal organ functioning by properly aligning organs and their supporting muscles.