🔥Lower Body with Reverse Planks

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🔥Tighten your core and lower body with reverse planks

reverse planks
reverse planks

The reverse¬†plank¬†exercise is an often-overlooked exercise that is great¬†for the core. It targets the posterior muscles (those along the backside of the body), but when done properly, it also engages the¬†abdominal muscles. Although this exercise is most commonly seen in yoga classes, it’s a nice addition to any¬†basic core workout routine.

The reverse plank exercise can also be used as a rehab exercise to improve core and spinal stabilization.

Equipment and Space Needed: This is a bodyweight exercise that requires no equipment other than an exercise mat. You will need space enough to fully extend your body.

🔥¬†How to Do the Reverse Plank Exercise

As for the reverse plank, it’s just as its name suggests: the reverse of the plank pose.

  • Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  • Place your palms, with fingers spread wide, on the floor slightly behind and outside your hips.
  • Press into your palms and lift your hips and torso toward the ceiling.
  • Look up to the ceiling, point your toes, and keep your arms and legs straight.
  • Keep your entire body strong and form a straight line from your head to your heels.
  • Squeeze your core and try to pull your belly button back toward your spine. Hold the position for up to 30 seconds.
  • If your hips begin to¬†sag or drop, lower yourself back to the floor.

 

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