…well, maybe not “walk”. We’re not pirates around here, after all. The plank I’m talking about is related to fitness (what else?).
The plank is a fantastic exercise for core strength. It engages the entire body. It is a great indicator of total body strength and endurance. Imagine a static push up: that is similar to what the plank resembles.
As with any exercise, getting your form right is essential. Don’t let your back sag down and don’t let your butt stick way up in the air. Keep the abs tight, your arms straight, and your body locked into a nice long line. The simplicity of resting on the ground on your toes and hands or forearms is an amazing strength-training test.
Watch the video below (I’ve been having fun with videos this week, apparently) to see a few variations of the plank and to learn proper technique:
Do you know another variation on this exercise that I’ve neglected to mention? Got another favourite core exercise? Share them in the comments below!