A Core Collection of Plank Variations

by: Stephanie Vlach, MS

Core

Try these fun and challenging variations on a basic plank for an effective core workout.

Forearm plank, side plank, plank with hip dips—all are group exercise favorites. The plank is one of the most familiar and effective choices for core work, and it’s an easy addition. However, how many times can you program that same old plank? Fortunately, with a little creativity, a basic plank can be amazingly versatile. Just add simple movements and a little resistance to make an already challenging move even more interesting and effective.

The following variations are best for participants who can hold a plank with good form for at least a minute.

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Stephanie Vlach, MS

Stephanie Vlach, MS IDEA Author/Presenter