The plank is a great, yet underrated exercise. It strengthens the back, core, arms, and shoulders, and improves stability. It seems like a simple exercise, but try it out and 30 seconds in you will be feeling the burn!

How to do a great plank:

Rest yourself on your forearms and toes while your body stays straight as a board. Compress your core region by rolling your tailbone in and squeezing your inner thighs; imagine bringing your pelvis to your spine. See how long you can bare it!

Incorporating your bands:

Check out the below video to see how to use your bands to improve this simple exercise.

The plank is a simple exercise that can be tacked on to the end of your workout or done alone for a super quick, one exercise workout on days you simply don’t have times for a full gym routine.

What are some of your favorite exercises?