45-degree Plank

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

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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

  1. Do not let your hips sag.

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