Chances are you’re spending your time trying all these other complicated exercises to benefit your abdominal area when you could just be doing planks.
Yes, this amazing-for-your-abs move is pretty simple, yet, people do it wrong all the time. With a little tweaks here and there, the basic plank helps to create more tension throughout your entire core, making you see results faster.
One way you can improve—or make this move even better for your abs—is to use a step. Here’s what our friends at SELF recommend:
“Start in forearm plank with your arms on the floor, but your feet raised on a step or bench behind you. Hold this as you would a regular plank. Even just a few inches of elevation under your toes will change your base of support and make your abs work harder.”