4. Planks


Oh, the almighty plank! Who doesnโ€™t love them, right? Planks are great not just for giving you great abs, but also great arms and a great core. The key is to keep your body in a straight line and focus on holding yourself up with your arms more than your abs.

Donโ€™t push your torso up in the air like youโ€™re in downward dog, but also donโ€™t sink your abs down to the floor, which can hurt your back. Keep your body in a straight line as if youโ€™re pushing against a wall in front of you. Hold each plank for at least 30 seconds and work up to a minute, increasing the time as much as you can from there. Do these at least three times or more for best results.

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