Better than a thousand ab crunches, the Plank is often voted by many fitness professionals as the BEST overall exercise you can do. The Plank not only fires up all layers of the abdominals, but it also strengthens your back, legs, arms, shoulders, and glutes. So, why wouldn’t you Plank when it does so many great things for you all in one exercise? However, it’s important to learn how to correctly perform a plank to get the maximum benefits. Holding a plank with improper form can lead to increased fatigue (meaning you can’t hold it as long) or potential back problems.
Why you should be doing the Plank
- It strengthens your back, legs, arms, shoulders, glutes, and even your lungs!
- It helps improve your posture, balance and flexibility