Plank Test

The plank test is a simple fitness test of core muscle strength, and can also be used as a fitness exercise for improving core strength.

Rating Time
Excellent > 6 minutes
Very Good 4-6 minutes
above average 2-4 minutes
Average 1-2 minutes
below average 30-60 seconds
poor 15-30 seconds
very poor < 15 seconds
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