This article explained the three most common mistakes when doing the plank exercise. These included looking straight ahead, arching your back, and keeping the buttocks in the wrong position. Each of these mistakes contributes to a higher chance of injury by placing stress on various muscle groups within the body. It is very important to ensure proper form when doing this exercise.
- Arching your back during plank exercise will tire out your arms from supporting the unnecessary amount of weight in during so
- Lowering of the hips during a plank exercise sinks in your hips and will put a lot of strain on your lower back area.
- Look straight ahead during plank will put lots of pressure and strain on your neck muscles which could result iin unnecessary pain.
“If your abdominals aren’t engaged, your arms will tire out from supporting the majority of your bodyweight. When that happens, your first inclination is to arch your back, which puts undue pressure on your spine.”