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6 Plank Variations to Test Your Core Strength
Planks don't have to be static. This classic exercise gets an upgrade with these six creative options.
A Sandbag Plank Combo for Core and Pulling Strength
You can only hold a plank for so long. To increase the core strength benefits of this exercise, add a sandbag and start pulling.
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10 Short Daily Drills to Combat Back Pain
Stabilization of the lumbar spine and pelvis is necessary for any athletic endeavor or even just being healthy.
Why I Will Never Program a Deadlift Again
What was final straw that made me turn my back on the king of strength exercises?
5 Plank Variations and How to Spice Them Up (Video)
To become strong and stable, include the plank and its several variations in your bodyweight regimen.
9 Fingertip Bodyweight Exercises (Video)
These advanced bodyweight variations are excellent for strengthening your hands and fingers.
Plank Showdown: Science Tests Old-School vs. TRX
Are those people hanging from the TRX in the gym actually getting a workout?
Which is Better: Isometrics Or Weight Training?
Isometrics is largely unknown in comparison to weight training. And in my opinion, most people use isometrics incorrectly.
Ben Musholt - 2 Plank Wall Traverse Variations (Video)
This is a fantastic whole body movement, and a fun progression from the basic static plank.
Video: Ben Musholt - 4 Dynamic Plank Variations
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.
Everything Is a Plank (If You're Doing It Right, That Is)
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.
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