Exercise of the Month: Plank

This month’s exercise of the month is the good old-fashioned plank and its variations to make it less or even more challenging.

Yes the plank can get even harder than the standard straight line position! Holding the plank takes strength and endurance in your abdominals and back so the core needs to be strong to be able to progress on to another more challenging variation. A plank is great because as well as working your core muscles, your gluteus maximus and hamstrings are working to keep this position and it can help to improve your posture in the long run.

Take a look below at what variations you can try in the gym or at home. Plus a short video showing you a great work out!

 Plank

Plank

Side Plank

Side Plank

Elbow / Knee Plank

Elbow/Knee Plank

One Legged Plank

One Legged Plank

 

Ball Plank

Ball Plank

Plank Jacks