Front Plank

Front Plank


The front plank exercise involves holding a straight body position with your forearms and toes on the ground, engaging your core muscles to maintain stability. This exercise is great for building core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Front Plank Instructions

  1. Start by getting into a push-up position, with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Lower your forearms to the ground, keeping your elbows directly under your shoulders.
  3. Engage your core and glutes to lift your body off the ground, creating a straight line from your head to your heels.
  4. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds, or as long as you can maintain proper form.
  5. To release, lower your knees to the ground and then lower your body back down to the ground.

Front Plank Form & Visual

Front Plank

Front Plank Benefits

  • Strengthens core muscles, including the abs, back, and hips
  • Improves posture and stability
  • Reduces risk of lower back pain and injury
  • Increases overall body strength and endurance
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals

Front Plank Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Transverse abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Erector spinae
  • Glutes
  • Quadriceps

Front Plank Variations & Alternatives