I LOVE planks!  Amazing exercise to strengthen the core and upper and lower body.  And, all you need is YOU, and a little self motivation 😉

However, it is important that you make sure that your body is ready for planks whether you are pregnant, or postpartum.

A few things to keep in mind when it comes to planks:

  1. Do you have diastisis recti?  Do you have diastisis recti and are pregnant?  Best to steer clear of the plank until you resolve this issue and restore your core.
  2. Are you able to activate your deep core muscles?  This is important to master prior to planking.
  3. Do you feel pain in your lower back more than anything while you are planking?  Best to do simpler exercises first to activate that lower, deep core area prior to planking.
  4. Do you notice “coning” in your belly while planking?  If so, it is important that you avoid planking to prevent further damage to core and potentially your lower back.

Be a smart planker!  Restore that core before you plank!


Kelly, S & O xo