When it comes to core strength, the plank exercise is like that best friend you can always rely on. The harder-than-it-looks move never lets you down because it strengthens every muscle in your core (not just the abs you can see) while also working your shoulders, butt, and legs. That’s why this workout made up of plank variations is a must-try.

In just 10 minutes, you’ll move through 10 unique, plank-inspired moves. Planks are usually static (or still), but you’ll challenge yourself to incorporate small movements as well as engage additional muscles like your inner thighs to up the intensity. You don’t need any equipment for this one (an exercise mat is optional).

To recap: Perform 2 sets of the exercises below.

  • Plank
  • Pike
  • Rainbow Pike
  • Chest Lift
  • Side Plank
  • X-Plank
  • Diagonal Leg Slice
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Bridge


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