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12 Great Different Types Of Planks With Pictures {Proper Step By Step}

Different Types Of Planks

Plank is one of the best and interesting exercise related core and other body parts. It is that exercise that you can do it anywhere In this, you do not need any specific equipment. The positive point of this exercise is that it has many variations that you can do it very easily. These types of planks are very best and good result giving for all people. In this, you find your complete description of every type of plank. If you try all these variations then the strength of your core and doing plank become really awesome. Every different type of planks are explained with pictures. So you can understand easily how to do these different types of planks perfectly.

These types of plank are sufficient for your whole body. After these, types of plank list, you did not need any other type of plank after these types.

Different Types Of Planks With Pictures

1. Elbow Plank

This is also called standard, simple and basic plank. In this type of plank you should follow these steps:-

Elbow Plank 

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Different Types Of Planks

2. Elbow Knee Plank

This plank is a little different from simple elbow plank. In this, you need to follow other steps from the simple plank.

  • First, come in a simple plank position.
  • Then touch your knee to the floor.
  • And keep your face straight when your knee touches the floor.
  • Then upward your knee after the hold of some time.

The basic point you should remember related to this is that if you are beginner then you do elbow knee plank position for 30 seconds and after that, you come in original position(Simple plank).

Different Types Of Planks

3. V Shape plank

In this plank, your body is come in opposite V shape.

  • First, you should come in a standard plank position.
  • Then start to bend your body upward.
  • Lift your hips in the upward direction.
  • Then keep a hold of a second inv band-shaped plank.

This type the plank gives you the best results to your shoulders and thighs. So try these different types of plank and gain amazing benefits.

4. Major Plank

This type of plank is one of the great plank types. In this plank, your elbow bending is removed.

  • First, sit down on the four hands and legs.
  • After a hold of one second.
  • The raise your knee at upward direction.
  • Keep straight your both legs and joined both legs towards.

After this, your Major plank position means high plank has come. Keep hold in this type of plank position as according to your capacity.

Different Types Of Planks

5. Major Knee Plank

You know major plank is really difficult plank but make some explosive this major plank through this:-

  • First, come in major plank position.
  • Then keep your knee on the floor in this position.
  • Then do the plank for some time.

Different Types Of Planks

6. One Leg Plank

This type of plank has two ways to do this different type of plank.

  • When you are in simple plank position. In this when you are in this position then raise your one leg and keep balanced your full body of plank on one leg.
  • Another is when you are in Major{High} Plank position. In this position when you then raise your one leg is in the air and balance your full body during one leg is in the air.


7. Side Plank

One of the most famous plank type of plank types. This plank type of plank become famous due to his difficulties and different way. In this type of plank has the complete role of balancing and strength.

  • Balance your body on one elbow and one leg.
  • This was like that mentioned in this picture below.
  • Then balance your body on one elbow.
  • Joints your both legs toward and keep your side core above the ground.

In this type of plank role of balancing and strength too much. This shape and position make it different and difficult.

Different Types Of Planks

8. Plank Hands Motion

This type of plank is completely based on the hand’s motion during plank. For this you

  • First, come in Major plank position.
  • After this joint, both hands and keep hold for some time.
  • Then expand your both hands and keep hold for some time.
  • After complete move repeats this process.

If you want to make it explosive then open or close motion of the legs with hands.

Different Types Of Planks

9. One Arm Plank

For this type of plank, you need special balancing strength because in this you balance your full body on one arm

  • First, come in major plank position.
  • After keeping hold of some time in this plank position.
  • Then put your one arm in the air.
  • And do plank in one arm position for some time.

The most difficult part of the plank is that you balance your full body in one arm.

10. Table Plank

This type of plank is different from another plank because in this you need a piece of equipment to do this. For equipment, you take a ball or any other object like a table chair etc. to do this.

  • First place any type of table near the legs.
  • Then place both legs on the table or ball.
  • After placing keep both hands like major plank position on the floor.

After this keep hold of some time.

Different Types Of Planks

11. Elbow Plank With Table

In previous you need a table to keep your both legs on the table but in this, you need to place both hands on the table.

  • Put both elbows on the table and your legs on the floor.
  • The position of elbows is just like that are in simple plank.

Different Types Of Planks

12. Shoulder Plank

In this plank the complete pressure of your upper body on your shoulders.

  • First, come in a simple plank position.
  • Then little upward your hips in the air.
  • And then little much expand your hands.

The pressure on the shoulders your increases easily by how much your hips is air. This different type of plank is generally based on the shoulders pressure.

Different Types Of Planks


Why You should do  Different Types Of Planks?

There are many reasons to do plank and its types are:-

  1. Plank Strength After do this exercise you do not need any type of exercise or workout to improve your plank.
  2. Great Core You try many of workout to make your great awesome but if you try these all types of plank you did not need any type of plank.
  3. No Other Workout If you stay fit only then if you do only these types of plank then you do not need any type of exercise.
  4. Full Body Workout For full body workout you only need plank types because all types of plank cover your all body parts.
  5. Results The result of doing these types of the plank is really awesome and too much attractive. If you want to see the results then you should read:- Results of planking daily

Final Words

According to research these 12 types of the plank are sufficient for your all body to stay fit. Plank is just like yoga which increases your body strength and many advantages. So try these  Different Types Of Planks and gain its amazing benefits. These all types of planks are sufficient for your plank workout. So do these different types of plank as mentioned above.

So try different types of plank daily and gain its surprising benefits and results. If you have any doubt regarding chin-ups that you should contact me and visit on or others home workouts.


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