Want to get tighter, toned abs anytime, anywhere? Planks. This is such an easy move but it's important that you're doing them properly! Tweaking your planks helps create core tension which will give you faster, more hard hitting results. Here is how to step up your plank game so you're always ready for swimsuit season! Get Elevated Start in forearm plank with your arms on the floor. Keep your feet elevated on a bench behind you or a step. A few inches of elevation can make your abs work harder, giving you better results. Make Circles Start in plank position with your feet on the floor and your forearms on a stability ball. Make circles with the ball by slowly and gently moving your forearms. Make sure to keep the rest of your body as still as you can. Do 10 circles to the right, and then 10 circles to the left. Straighten Up Don't push your heels way back during a plank. Many people practice this technique, similar to a calf stretch, which just makes the exercise pointless as for abs are not being worked very hard. Be sure to keep the soles of your feet perpendicular to the floor and gently drive your heels away from each other. These 3 key moves will optimize your planks for that toned, tight belly! What is your favourite ab exercise? Let us know what works for you!