Modification: Plank on Knees
With approval from your doctor, these planks are also a good way to safely keep up your core strength while pregnant. "I'm currently 30 weeks along with baby number two, and I have utilized this plank modification throughout my pregnancy," Kenzie said. Depending on prepregnancy activity level and doctor approval, she added, "we pregnant ladies should continue to strengthen our entire core — abdominals and back — and this modification is safe, yet still challenging."
- Start an all fours and walk your hands forward until your body forms a straight line from your head to your knees. Keep your abs lifting away from the floor and do not allow your pelvis to sag.
- Lift your feet toward your butt to engage your hamstrings and glutes.
- Kenzie said to hold this for three sets of 30 seconds.