These aren’t your father’s push-ups. Today, the modern gym rat has a veritable buffet of planks and push-ups to choose from that will turn up the heat with your exercise regimen. From bulking and toning to cardio and cutting, there’s a push-up or plank that’s tailor-made for your success — the hard way!
First: Planking is just a modern way of holding a push-up position for a set period of time, and there are a number of ways to do them. Best of all, you don’t need any special machines or fancy equipment to get a solid workout. All you need is yourself, some stamina, and a whole lot of effort.