35 Plank Variations That Will Strengthen and Tone Every Inch of Your Body

Jun 23 2018 - 12:10pm

A plank is anything but basic. The move simultaneously works the upper body and core without needing a single piece of equipment to do so. Adding the move into your regular routine will help you become stronger and leaner and can help offset everyday aches and pains. But why stick to the same old, same old every day when there are dozens upon dozens of exercises that take the traditional plank up a notch [1]? Some task you with an added element of cardio, while others use weights to add even more resistance to an already-challenging move. If that's not enough, be prepared to work your balance and, in turn, feel parts of your core you didn't even know were there.


Modified Plank on Knees

Elbow Plank

Circling Plank

Elbow Plank With Knee Drive

Spider-Man Plank (aka Creepy Crawler)

Elbow Plank With Donkey Kick

Elbow Plank With Side Step

Plank Jacks

Mountain Climbers

Plank With Bunny Hop

Plank to Pike Jump


Plank Side Walk

Plank With Lateral Arm Reach

Arm Circle Planks

Plank With Shoulder Tap

Plank With Alternating Shoulder and Knee Tap

Two-Point Plank

Elbow Side Plank

Side Plank

Side Plank Dips

This exercise is great for whittling the waist. As a bonus, it also works the lat, the largest muscle in your back.

Side-Plank Crunch

Elbow Plank With a Twist Right

Push-Up and Rotate

Side Plank Leg Lift

Star Plank

Reverse Plank

Reverse Plank With Leg Lift

Plank Row

Plank With Triceps Kickback

Plank and Straight-Arm Kickback

Plank and Rotate

Plank Row and Rotate

Side Plank With Reverse Fly

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