Are You Getting Dark Elbows From Planks? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Do I Get Dark Elbows From Planks?

Firstly, I have to admit that I seem to always have dark patches on my elbows, and even my knees. However, my elbows are definitely worse, especially since I’ve made planks a regular part of my workout routines. Here’s why this happens and what you can do about it. Dark elbows from planking are caused … Read more

Struggling to Breathe During Planks? Here’s Why & The Solution

Why Can't I Breathe During Planks?

Do you find yourself holding your breath whenever you plank? Or do you eventually give up on a plank because you’re struggling to control your breathing? As it turns out, this is an extremely common planking issue. Here’s why this occurs and how to fix it. If you can’t breathe during planks it’s usually because … Read more

Do Side Planks Make Your Waist Bigger?

Do Side Planks Make Your Waist Bigger?

The whole point in performing any variation of planks is to strengthen your core and tone your abs. However, many trainees tend to avoid side planks as they’re worried that it’s going to make their waist bigger. But is this actually true? Bodyweight side planks will NOT make your waist bigger. The obliques are like … Read more

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back? (Here’s the 3 Reasons Why)

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back?

We’ve all been there, right? Firstly, the reason you perform planks is to strengthen your entire core. However, whenever you perform planks you tend to feel it in your lower back. Well, as it turns out, this mainly comes down to poor form. If you’re feeling planks in your lower back this is usually due … Read more

Are Planks Better on Elbows or Hands? (it’s NOT What You Think)

Are Planks Better On Elbows or Hands?

It’s the age-old question when it comes to planks – should you be doing them on your elbows or your hands? Plus, is one version better than the other, or does it actually make a difference? Here’s what you need to know. Planks performed on your elbows (forearms) ensure that your body is in parallel … Read more

Why Do Planks Hurt My Knees? (4 Factors to Consider)

Why Do Planks Hurt My Knees

Ever wondered, “Why Do Planks Hurt My Knees?” Planks are without doubt a great core exercise. Plus, they are relatively simple to perform. And yet, they don’t come without their problems. One such issue seems to be that some of you may experience knee pain either during or after performing planks. So, what exactly is … Read more

Can’t Feel Abs When You Plank? (Here’s 5 Tips to Activate Abs)

Can’t Feel Abs in Plank

Anyone else who can’t feel their abs when doing planks? Planks are heralded as one of the best ab exercises, so it can be frustrating not to feel the target muscles working. In fact, many people complain that they feel planks more in their shoulders, arms, or lower back. So, how do you go about … Read more

Why Do Planks Hurt My Shoulders? (Causes & Fixes)

Why Do Planks Hurt My Shoulders?

Planks are undoubtedly one of the most popular core exercises. And with good cause, they definitely work. However, if your form is ever so slightly out it’s likely that you feel planks potentially where you shouldn’t. In fact, one of the most common complaints about planks is feeling them in your shoulders. One of the … Read more