Most people think of planks as an abdominal building exercise, but it in fact is a full body workout. Yes, it takes a strong core but it is a full body effort. Add in a few variations, and you can change the way muscles are recruited for the exercise
In this video, I will start with a standard hand plank and then briefly regress before progressing into a few simple plank variations.
Very basic plank giving you a full body workout.
An easier plank to perform for most but it does increase abdominal muscle activation.
Adds just a bit more difficulty.
Hand To Side Plank
A progression from the typical hand plank.
Push Up To Side Plank
A progression from the hand to side plank.
Planks are a great way to increase core strength as well as improve upper and lower conditioning. One way to use them is as a warm up aid. Start with a simple plank and then gradually add progressions until you are ready to take on your regular workout.