Crunches, leg raises, and russian twists are all great abdominal workouts, but in reality your abdominal muscles main purpose isn’t for bending and twisting your body. Your Abs are ment to help support your spinal column and keep is straight. Making the plank the king of Abdominal exercises because it is the only workout focus on the true purpose of the abdomen.
How to plank:
- Get into a prone position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearms. Your arms are bent and directly below the shoulder.
- Keep your body straight at all times, and hold this position as long as possible. To increase difficulty, an arm or leg can be raised.
By Michael Branin