Core strength is an important part of maintain a toned body. Core strength is really important when performing a lot of activities as you can maintain balance, run along a straight circuit and build a better stamina. Building core strength requires a lot of change in lifts and squats. However, if you have already achieved a kind of command over these exercises then you can start to tone your abs and build stability by doing a plank.
Plank is a great way to develop stability and they can also be a fun way to focus on your center balance as you go ahead. To start a plank, get into a push up position. Then rest your body weight and on your forearms and elbows. Your body should for a straight line from head to toe. This is the plank. You aim should be hold the plank as long as you can without disturbing the position. You will start feel pressure on your abs and you will even start to feel your core body strengthen. The plank is an excellent way to make way for heavy lifting.
Your goal should be to do the plank for around two minutes. Once you have achieved this level of a plank. Go ahead and try some variations. These includes things like holding a plan on one leg, or even resting your legs on an exercise ball and try to prevent the ball from slipping out from underneath.
Planks are a great way to increase your core strength and to build stability. They will help you to achieve that rock hard abs that you always wanted, all through one simple exercise.