Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning but it also works your glutes and hamstrings, supports proper posture, and improves balance. If you’ve never tried one, a plank may look easy.
You may not know that there are many plank exercise variations that can work more than just your abs. In this article, we will look at 8 plank variations that will help strengthen your core, improve your balance, and help improve your overall wellbeing.