The plank is one of the most effective exercises that perfectly works the oblique muscles of the press, actively engages the muscles of the arms, buttocks, legs and back. Despite its popularity, there are several nuances of performance that even long-time fitness followers forget to pay attention to.
We have collected the main mistakes during the execution of the bar, which should not be assumed:
Raising the pelvis above the level of the head
In this case, you break the stance during which the maximum number of muscles are involved, thereby not giving your best.
The head looks straight
So you create a bend in the neck and get an additional load on the neck muscles. Remember: the head should be lowered and the gaze should be directed to the floor (life hack: or to the phone with stories turned on – this way you can stand much longer).
Bow at the waist
In order not to injure the back, control that the line of the back during the rack in the bar is flat. The longer you stand, the more likely you are to sag due to muscle weakness. That is why the ideal option is to do a bar in front of the mirror to check this moment from time to time.