1. From a face-down position on the floor, place your elbows directly underneath your shoulders, keeping them bent at a 90-degree angle, with your forearms extended out ahead
2. Extend your legs out behind you, and place your feet hip-width apart
3. When ready, elevate your body into the plank position, with only your toes/balls of your feet, elbows, forearms and hands touching the floor
4. Maintain a strong, straight back with your head and neck in a neutral position
5. Gradually transfer the weight to one side as you lift the opposing elbow and place your hand palm down on the floor
6. With that grounded hand, push into the floor and repeat the motion with the other hand
7. Again, transfer the weight to one side and reverse the motion coming back down to a plank position
The primary muscles used in the Plank to Push Up are the Abs and Chest. The secondary muscles used are the Shoulders and Triceps.