Planking is one of our favorite Core Reform Pilates class exercises. Planking challenges the entire body. It strengthens the shoulders & promotes shoulder stability. It strengthens the abdominals. It uses the back. It teaches principles of alignment and stability. It forces clients to focus one breathing and form. We love planks because they can be done as isometric holds or we can add movement.
Planking is also about goal crushing. For new clients, planks are really hard. Sometimes clients start on their knees. Planks can be improved. They can be worked towards. More time can be added and form can be improved.