why you NEED to put planks in your workout!

Planks you either love them or hate them right? The oh so simple yet oh so painful workout move. The move that is high up with the instagrammers and the one move you know is always going to be in that HITT class.

In this post i’m going to be sharing why planks should always be included in your workout! No matter what you want to achieve.


There is a common misconception that planks are used just for abdominal workouts, yes planking will help to build and sculpt your abs and it is the best core workout you can get, but it works for your legs, glutes, back, shoulder and arms! That’s nearly a full body workout in just one move!

No equipment needed!

You don’t need a gym membership! Waiting in a queue? drop down gimme 30! (All jokes aside) planks really can be performed anywhere at anytime! You don’t need any specific training or equipment although a yoga mat can come in handy!

Want better posture? you better get planking

Improves your balance and posture! When performing a plank it starts to strengthen the muscles in your back, making it easier to hold a neutral spine and reducing the stress to your back even when your sitting!

Less stress than other abdominal workouts

Wanting insta worthy abs but your back and neck can’t cope with the pressure of sit ups or crunches? Don’t worry planks put a hella lot less stress on your back and neck than sit ups so no excuses!!

No experience necessary!

You can build them up over time! Start off slowly with 10 second planks and repeat 3 times, slowly increase by 5 seconds per week until you can eventually hold 3 – 1 minute planks. 

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Ooh, this is good to read! I did a yoga workout today which involved lots of planks. It was so hard but I am glad there are so many awesome benefits too! Thanks for sharing Fi, great post and very informative! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you Bexa! I’m sure you’ll be reaping the benefits of planking soon!!

  2. I started incorporating planks at the end of my workouts and there are gradual improvements! Big plus that you don’t really need anything to plank. Thanks for sharing these facts!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Thank you Nancy!! Yes always a bonus when you don’t need extra equipment!

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