Useful abs exercises – So effective in its simplicity, the plank is an excellent exercise to strengthen your core. There are many great exercises to build core strength such as overhead squats, deadlifts, hollow rocks, l sits and squats. Adding different variations of the plank into your training will help you to attack your midline from new angles.
Core strength will help to:
- Avoid injury
- Stabilise your spine
- Control and generate force effectively
- Stabilise movement
Static holds, as simple as they sound are hard but extremely useful exercises to build full core strength and stability. Toes to bar will not be a problem if you dominate an L- Sit, front squats and handstand walks will get easier, even Olympic lifts will feel more comfortable when your core is strong and functional. Static holds are exactly what they sound like: a static position held for a period of time.
Key benefits of static holds in training are: