10 plank combination exercises to add in to your workouts
Spice up your plank holds by adding one or two of these combinations into each of your workout routines!
Once you are able to hold a plank position properly, you may find them to get a bit boring. The plank, however, is a much more effective exercise for helping to build up the muscles that make up your core than doing other so-called ab movements like crunches or sit-ups .
Are you able to hold a plank properly?
To be sure you are doing a basic plank with good form before trying any of the combinations, take note of the following:
- Body should be in line from your head to your ankles — pull your belly in and avoid letting your back sag down
- Hands/elbows should be shoulder width apart and directly beneath your shoulders — Avoid letting your shoulders shrug up to your ears
- Keep your head in a neutral position — Your head should not be drooping down or be lifted too far up
- Glutes should be squeezed and tailbone tucked
- Press your heels back
- Flex your quads and lock your knees