There’s nothing better than an exercise move that kills multiple birds with one stone. Not only is it a full body burner, but it also saves you time trying to incorporate a multitude of moves to get the job done. Plank is one of those staples in the exercise community that everyone loves to hate and hates to love. It’s easy to get into, but takes motivation to hold.
And while you often think about just dropping to your knees, giving up on the whole “feel the burn” your instructor is whispering as they walk by your quivering body, that little voice inside you ought to remember something: you’re toning all over, including your abs, legs and butt!
Trainer David Kirsch gives us five powerful plank exercises with dumbbells to make the plank pose a little more fun.
1. Reach for it
Works your shoulders, biceps, back abs, obliques
2. Get a leg up
Works your shoulders, abs, butt, thighs
3. Arm candy
Works your shoulders, back, triceps, abs
4. On the side
Works your shoulders, abs
5. Crunch time
Works your shoulders, abs, obliques
How do you like to plank?