Plank Jacks: What They Are and How to Perform Them

July 23, 2021 by Byrdie

By combining two popular exercises—jumping jacks and planks—plank jacks put the entire body to work, from head to toe. Essentially a core and cardio exercise in one, the movement forces you to stabilize at the trunk as you jump the feet out and in. While the jumping spikes your heart rate, and your core is put to work, the upper body is also challenged with keeping you in a steady position.

Plank jacks are suitable to include in a variety of workouts, and as they require no equipment, they can be performed virtually anywhere. Read on to discover what the experts have to say about this powerful exercise.

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