- Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above the wrists, core engaged.
- Take a breath in, and as you exhale, slowly bend your elbows, lowering your entire body to the floor for a six- to eight-second count. This counts as one rep.
- When lowering to the ground, do your best not to collapse, making sure your entire body touches the floor at the same time. If it's too hard to maintain the exercise for six to eight seconds, start with a four- to six-second count.