Planks is well known for core conditioning. It also engages other muscle groups like the glutes and hamstrings. It tones the body, strengthens the back, enhances flexibility, improves balance, and supports proper posture.
Different kinds of plank:
-Your palms should bear the weight
-Sculpts your core, shoulders, and arms
-Rest on your forearms
-More challenging than the full plank
-Relies more heavily on core muscles
RAISED LEG PLANK
-Rest on your forearms and raise one leg
-Sculpts the core and lower back
-Can be more difficult with weight cuffs
-Rest one forearm on the ground (lay sideways)
-Sculpts the obliques
According to Bright Side, you can replace high intensity cardio for a 30-day plank workout. Check out this video:
The challenge: Perform the 5-minute workout every day (preferable morning) for 30 days. Have fun!