Forearm Plank Hold

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Forearm Plank Hold

The forearm plank hold should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the forearm plank hold.

Beginning

Beginning Forearm Plank Hold Exercise

1. Assume a push-up stance, but bend your elbows so that your weight is supported by your forearms.

2. Keep your abdominal tight, glutes clenched, and your body straight from head to heels.

3. Hold the position for as long as you can.

Movement

Forearm Plank Hold Exercise Movement

1. Begin by lying flat on your back with your forearms flat on the floor and your elbows just beneath your shoulders.

2. Raise your body off the floor by engaging your core and keeping your forearms on the floor and your body in a straight line from head to feet. Maintain core engagement and avoid allowing your hips to lift or fall.

Benefits

Forearm Plank Hold Exercise Benefits

A forearm plank is a core body exercise that improves all of your core muscles, strengthens your low back, and teaches you how to stabilize your body. The transversus abdominus, which is often ignored, is the true muscle that gives you a flat stomach.

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