Ky Autumn Russell – Pilates, yoga, & relaxation

How to do a Plank Correctly

Do you ever wonder if you're doing planks correctly?

If your wrists, neck, or lower back hurt while you're doing them, or you aren't consciously engaging your core in your plank, then you probably could use a little technique tune-up.

I explain proper form AND how to progress into planks if you're not currently doing them in this video. This is a must-watch if you do planks, whether you're a Pilates beginner or teacher!


If you're looking for a core tune-up check out my Love Your Core video series - click here for Free access!

Let me know how your planks work for you - and if you're modifying - which version are you doing?

Much love friend!


About your host, Ky

Hi, I'm Ky Russell! I'm committed to democratizing and sharing my knowledge of fitness and wellness accumulated over decades of study and teaching Pilates and mindful movement, stress management, and wellness. In addition to having a Master's degree in Kinesiology and teaching wellness as faculty at San Jose State University, I'm a busy working mom so all of my solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly integrate into your full life. I want you to move and love your body so you can live the life of your dreams!


  1. Allison on 02/14/2019 at 12:08 PM

    Love it! The details of the elbow placement were totally new for me.

    • Ky Russell on 04/13/2019 at 7:38 AM

      Thanks Allison,
      I’m glad that the elbow cues worked for you! I’ve found that elbow alignment can help with wrist and shoulder mechanics too. Have a great day!

  2. Allison Marino on 03/07/2019 at 1:44 AM

    I love this! Thanks for the plank tune-up, especially the “eye of the elbows” cue.

    • Ky Russell on 04/13/2019 at 7:41 AM

      Thank you Allison!
      I’m glad the elbow cues worked for you! I find the easiest way for me to align my arms is to think about the elbows. I do a little micro-bend sometimes to make sure my “eyes” are pointing in the right direction! Have a great day!

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