In this afternoon’s PT Intel, Ellen O’Hara shares her favorite plank set. Ellen has her Master’s Degree in nursing from Boston College, while holding an MA RN license. She is also a certified personal trainer via ACE, and is also certified by Yogafit. You can find her online at Core Asset Fitness Training, a mobile fitness op based out of Westwood, Massachusetts.
Plank and plank variants are the workhorse of core exercises.
Do a 60 second forearm plank, followed by a 60 second high plank (arms straight, hands flat). Then do a combination: 10 seconds of forearm plank followed by 10 seconds of high plank for as long as you can go.
This works not only abs, back, and obliques but also shoulders.