“What’s up everybody! This is Sam from EarthFIT. Today I’m going to do a video on how to plank. I’ve had a lot of clients in the past, do planks improperly and they’re confused why they’re not feeling their core and throughout their entire body. So we’ll go over some common mistakes today and you know why you should plank in general. So first of all, these common mistakes by fixing them, you’re going to get a lot better results and a lot less time and you’re going to really feel it in your core. So get into a plank here. The first most common mistake I see is people arch their glutes up like this. (please see the video) Really, you want to tuck that pelvis down, planking out their backs. So right now I’m squeezing my glutes and I’m bringing my knees to my elbows. I’m not physically doing it, but that’s what I’m picturing my head, and now I’m pushing my belly button down to the floor.
So an easy way to fix this butt going back mistake is by standing up just imagine like you’re a dog that did something bad and you’re tucking your tail in between your legs, so back here you’re just bringing that in. You’ll feel that right away, your glutes squeezing, and this is what you should do in the plank. Another common mistake you’ll see is people are looking around and they’re not really tightening up anything when you’re in this plank position. So bringing my glutes down, squeezing, I’m squeezing my quads and squeezing my forearms, squeezing everything, and I’m looking straight ahead and like I said, I’m imagining, I’m trying to bring my knees to my elbows, my elbows to my knees, and I’m pushing my belly button into the floor. You can see I’m actually starting to shake. That’s how intense this is. A plank is attention, movement essentially. So you want to maintain that tension the whole time while you’re doing that. So utilize these tips to get a better workout.”
-EarthFIT Coach Sam