🔥Tighten your core and lower body with 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.
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.