There are so many great abdominal movements to consider in your workout routine, and planks are certainly one of them. The key is to build strength first, then keep adding to the list. Once you have a strong foundation in your core, remember to switch up your core exercises so your muscles are always being trained and challenged.
Here are three very simple and efficient movements to add to your next workout. If you're a beginner, focus first on perfecting your forearm plank. When that's solid and you're ready to build more strength, try these. (If you already work your core and are ready for a challenge, you'll love these exercises as well.) Check out the moves, then watch the video below for an easy demonstration.