Sit-ups VS. Planks: Which is Better for Your Abs?

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One of the hardest areas to tone up is your core, but it’s so important to make sure you’re at least trying to strengthen it. Having a strong core will help you with your balance and stability, which will add more balance and stability to your life. Two of the best moves to tone up your abs are sit-ups and plank exercises. If you’re wondering which will give you the most bang for your buck, we’re here to help.

In the video above, fitness expert Tony Cuviello is breaking down the pros and cons of each.

Let’s start with sit-ups. This classic move will definitely yield better results over time because you’re flexing the muscles. And if you’re looking for definition and abs, sit-ups are the way to go over plank. Of course, there are some cons. It’s easy to mess up sit-ups because the technique is not exactly foolproof.

See – How to Do the Perfect Plank

Now on to plank. It’s nearly impossible to mess up plank, and once you learn the right way to do it, all you have to do is hold that position. Plank will also make your stomach very tight. To top off the pros, plank is super customizable. However, if you do mess up plank, you can have serious lower back pain. Plus, to be honest, planking is a little boring.

So, what’s the verdict? Cuviello says to get the look you want, you really need to be doing both! That’s right, plank will work your stomach, while sit-ups will make your abs shine.

Watch the video above to learn more.

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What do you prefer sit-ups or plank exercises?

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