The Most Underrated Core ExerciseA strong core is one that can not only power rotation but also PREVENT IT. So often our core training focuses on rotational moves. Maybe some anti-flexion or extension exercises too…But if you actually want to be able to avoid injury, you’ve got to build a strong, stable core that can prevent unwanted or unneeded rotation.And that’s why ANTI-ROTATIONAL core work is so key!Being able to control or prevent rotation will help you improve how you transfer force between your upper body and lower body.So not only does this anti-rotational core work help protect your spine, but it also can help you improve your shoulder and hip stability as well. Plus, to be able to power rotation efficiently, you first have to learn how to prevent and control it!So if you even want to get stronger with your rotational moves? You want to include anti-rotational core work as well!Because Anti-Rotational Core Work is so important, I think it’s key we include moves like this amazing plank variation - The Plank With Row.The basic plank is a great anti-extension exercise. And by adding in the row, we can make it a great anti-rotational move as well. And while I feel so often planks are an overrated movement because of how we use them, constantly focusing on holding longer over holding harder, I think some plank variations done for shorter intervals of work with intentionality and focus on what you actually feel working, can be the missing piece in our core training routine.Plus, because they require no tools to perform, you can use them whether you train at home or at a full gym!With the Plank with Row, you will work to build anti-rotational core strength and avoid your body’s urges to want to twist as you change your base of support to perform the row.It is a great move to improve your shoulder, spinal and hip stability while also activating the muscles of your back. If you’re struggling to really improve your scapular control, this is a great way to work on it as you strengthen your abs, obliques and even glutes!Here are 3 tips to help you maximize the benefit you get from this fundamental anti-rotational move.