Variations on the Plank: Popular Exercise for Your Core

The plank is one of the most popular exercises, surpassing sit-ups and crunches for effective core work.

Planks are thought of as ergonomic, meaning they’re done without going against the natural curves of your body. Planks can be difficult at first, but once you’ve mastered the basic one, it’s time to challenge yourself with variations that target additional muscles.

Popular Plank Variations

Plank with leg raises
Side plank
Side plank with leg raises
Planks with a stability ball
Planks with knee tucks

Here are two plank exercises, each with