Plank Progressions

Plank progressions

  • This video is focusing on the very versatile and modifiable core exercise known as a plank
  • The plank exercise helps you to strengthen both your back and your abdominal muscles at the same time. This helps to create muscular balance and can improve posture.
  • The plank is a static exercise – it requires very little or no movement once you are in position.
  • Remember to take your time getting up or down off the ground. When performing your plank remember to keep breathing.
  • The only equipment you need is your own body weight and maybe a mat or towel for your elbows or hand to rest on.
  • Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, there is a plank option for you.

Advanced resistance training disclaimer

  • This is an unsupervised online exercise video. We advise all participants to review their current exercise/fitness level to determine if this session is appropriate for you.
  • If high intensity exercise is new to you please discuss with your physician, prior to participating.
  • Do not start an exercise session if you are feeling unwell and discontinue exercise if symptoms arise. Symptoms may include but are not limited to; shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, light-headiness. If you develop worsening symptoms that are not relived by rest – seek medical attention.
  • Remember you are in control of your own workout. Exercise at your own level/pace.
  • Please complete a 3-5 minutes warm up prior to starting this exercise routine.

Want more information?

  • Speak to an Exercise Therapist.
  • Check out this Plank Progression handout