There’s no doubt that planks should be part of any complete ab workout program.
BUT… They have one major limitation. They aren’t very athletic.
UNLESS… You do them standing!
Check out what I mean here
1. It is ground based and puts you on your feet (athletic)
2. It challenges your rotational strength as well (athletic)
See it in action and give it a try now
The Standing Plank (Awesome Ab Exercise)
I say it all the time, because I mean it… If you want to look like an athlete then you have to train like an athlete. Here’s a quick example of how you can start making this important transition in your training.
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Jeff Cavaliere M.S.P.T, CSCS
Jeff Cavaliere is a Physical Therapist, Strength Coach and creator of the ATHLEAN-X Training Programs and ATHLEAN-Rx Supplements. He has a Masters in Physical Therapy (MSPT) and has worked as Head Physical Therapist for the New York Mets, as well as training many elite professional athletes in Major League Baseball, NFL, MMA and professional wrestling. His programs produce “next level” achievements in muscle size, strength and performance for professional athletes and anyone looking to build a muscular athletic physique.