Your plank can reveal a lot about your posture. We want to ensure that you are keeping good alignment in every part of your life, so let's break down plank.
As you increase demand on your core in plank, your body might try compensatory strategies to make it a little easier. This can manifest as protracting the shoulders, or tipping in the pelvis and allowing your ribs to pop out. We want to hold the canister of the core strong to ensure we are working all the necessary muscles to keep us upright in our plank (and our posture).
Start in quadruped so that you can establish neutral scapulae and sense what it feels like to maintain the scapulae on the back of the rib cage. Pay close attention to what your neck wants to do and keep it in line with the rest of your spine. Be mindful of what your body reactively wants to do when the demand is raised on the body.
Keep your bones stacked properly and engage your muscles to keep them there. Let gravity help make you stronger as you practice your posture in plank pose!
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