6 Plank Abs Exercises to Build Solid Core Strength for CrossFit


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:

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