The 45-degree plank is a core-strengthening exercise that targets the entire core as well as the upper body. The 45-degree angle enables beginners to progressively adapt to the demand placed on the core before performing a standard plank.
Step by step instructions
Place your forearms on a bench and lower yourself into a push-up position so that your arms and torso form a 90-degree angle and your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your core, squeeze your glutes, and hold for as long as possible.
Mistakes and Tips
- Do not let your hips sag.