Many might not know, but having a strong core is much more important than building six-pack abs. Our core muscles lie deep within the abdomen and targeting these muscle groups helps to stay active and fit in the long run. They are the ones that help to maintain posture, prevent injuries and perform daily tasks like pushing or pulling with ease.
There is a long list of exercises that can help you target these muscle groups and plank is just one of them. Plank is a simple exercise that helps you build stability and strength throughout your body. There are several variations of plank, but the basic objective remains the same – holding your body perpendicular to the ground with the help of your hands and toes. Fitness trainer Hrashit Chhabra shows us 5 variations of plank that you can try at home to strengthen your core muscles.