Planks don't have to be static. This classic exercise gets an upgrade with these six creative options.
You can only hold a plank for so long. To increase the core strength benefits of this exercise, add a sandbag and start pulling.
Stabilization of the lumbar spine and pelvis is necessary for any athletic endeavor or even just being healthy.
What was final straw that made me turn my back on the king of strength exercises?
To become strong and stable, include the plank and its several variations in your bodyweight regimen.
These advanced bodyweight variations are excellent for strengthening your hands and fingers.
Are those people hanging from the TRX in the gym actually getting a workout?
Isometrics is largely unknown in comparison to weight training. And in my opinion, most people use isometrics incorrectly.
This is a fantastic whole body movement, and a fun progression from the basic static plank.
In this video, Ben demonstrates four dynamic core stability exercises from the plank family - plank splits, side planks, plank side crunches, and side plank leg swings.
When it comes to ab work I start with the plank. People ask why we start here and the answer is simple - because it teaches you how to find and keep neutral spine and the correct bracing sequence.