Don’t Be Kim Kardashian: How to do the Perfect Plank

The Plank has dethroned traditional sit-ups and crunches as the new king of core exercise. If one of your goals is a stronger core, there’s no better move than a Plank.

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Why Plank?

The Plank has dethroned traditional sit-ups and crunches as the new king of core exercise. If one of your goals is a stronger core, there’s no better move than a Plank. The core is more than just your 6 pack abs, it’s all of the muscles that make up the center of the body, including the shoulders and glutes. If done correctly, the plank creates tension throughout the whole body, strengthening the major muscle groups just by stabilizing and holding the position.

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The Secret to Any Ab Workout

Work your abs effectively, and stop back pain along the way.

They’re Doing It Wrong.

Walk into any gym and you’re sure to see half a dozen people in the mat section flailing around, doing ab work to try to get that 6 pack. Maybe you’re one of them. All too often, unfortunately, a lot of the work being done on the abdominals is not as effective as it could be. While there are a lot of ways to improve your ab workouts, let’s focus on one simple trick to really engage your core and work your upper and lower abdominals every time, and stop lower back pain along the way.

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