How to Perform a Plank for Better Abs


Planks are one of the best core body exercises around. They work your abdominals and back muscles, improve your overall balance, and require just your own bodyweight. With a stronger core, you’ll have flatter abs, a leaner stomach, and stand a little straighter. Plus, core stability is needed for almost all forms of exercise and can help prevent back pain.

Planks originated from Pilates and yoga, but now can be found as part of many different workout programs. The term “plank” is self-explanatory enough when done properly. Your body should resemble a wooden plank: straight! You’ll engage your abdominal muscles, but also work your chest, legs, glutes and shoulders. While there are several types of planks, the basic form remains the same. Read more…

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