Plank with Abduction

In many circumstances adding weight to core exercises is not the best way to progress the difficulty. Creating instability and/or adding additional movement to core exercises such as the floor plank is a better way to progress the exercises for most people. In addition to the extra muscles being used during the exercise, core exercise progressions such as the plank with abduction practices maintaining core stabilization during any movement which is very important for later on. During this plank with abduction it is essential to maintain the correct pelvic rotation and keep the core drawn in. The plank with abduction can be added to any core workout or be used as part of a circuit training program.


plank with abduction core exercise videosEquipment Needed

Optional Ankle Weights

Target Muscle(s)

Core (Transverse Abdominis)



Hip Abductors



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