Primary muscles: Core, thighs
Secondary muscles: Glutes, calves, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
INVERTED V PLANK INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, your elbows bent and under your shoulders and your feet hip-width apart.
2. Press down through your shoulders and arms to lift the hips toward the ceiling.
3. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat until the set is complete.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your abs in tight, engage your glutes and maintain your back neutral. Breathe out as you press through your shoulders and arms to lift the hips toward the ceiling. Inhale as you lower the hips and return to plank position.
The inverted V plank is a bodyweight exercise that strengthens and tones your core, glutes, shoulders, thighs and calves. This exercise works your whole body, improves your stability and flexibility, and boosts your metabolism.
SETS AND REPS
To improve core strength, start with regular planks and side planks. Once you’ve acquired proper exercise form, add 2 or 3, 30 second to 1 minute sets of the inverted V plank to your core or full body workouts.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the inverted V plank, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: