How to Get the Most Out of Planks

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Planking is by far the most effective exercise for toning ab muscles and engaging multiple muscle groups. Planks are easy to do and you won’t need any equipment to reap the benefits of this amazing ab exercise. Here are a few ways to get the most out of your planks.

Proper Form

Like with every exercise, proper form is the most important thing if you want to see results and avoid injuries. When doing planks, make sure to engage your ab muscles and keep your back and legs straight.

Hold The Plank

The best way to get the most out of this awesome ab exercise is to hold it for as long as possible. Holding a plank for 30 second is great for beginners, but over time you’ll improve your strength and endurance and be able to hold it for one or two minutes.

Do Them Every Day

The best thing about planks is that you can do them literally anywhere in just a few minutes. Doing planks on a daily basis comes with many benefits and it’s a great way to see the results in a short period of time.

Try Plank Variations

The side plank, forearm plank, reverse and extended plank are just a few of the many different variations of this exercise that you can combine to target multiple muscle groups and reap their benefits.