2. Reduced Back Pain —Because planks build up your core, they're excellent for preventing back tenderness or pain. The exercise requires minimal movement while contracting all layers of the abdominal fascia.
3. Increased Balance and Flexibility — Planks target the muscles needed for proper posture, stability and balance. Planks strengthen the muscles that make holding a neutral spinal posture possible, reducing the stress to your back even when sitting.
4. Improved Athletic Performance — planking and moves associated with planks builds endurance, raises the heart rate and burns some calories.
5. Better Posture — Planking requires engaging the muscles necessary to stay upright and maintain proper posture, including your back, chest, shoulders, abs, neck, gluteals, legs and ankles. Maintaining the stability of these associated muscles, supports proper posture by safeguarding an erect position and proper alignment of the spine.