By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Describe at least two cues or modifications that can be made to a plank to alter muscle recruitment patterns.
  • Compare at least two potential progressions for reducing stability during a plank or side-plank and the potential benefits.
  • Demonstrate at least two progressions of planks and side-planks as you would while explaining the movement to a client/patient.
  • List at least two expected outcomes (either immediate or long-term) expected from incorporating planks or side-planks into a program.
  • Compare muscle recruitment during planks and side-planks to other core and strength exercises.


You must be a member of ($19.99/month or $199/year USD) to take this course.

REPs Ireland members must hold the EQF L3 Fitness Instructor as a prerequisite to claim REPs Ireland CPD points.


Passing a final exam (70% or better).

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