Plank is a simple but effective total-body exercise. This simple exercise tones and strengthens your core muscles along with those in your arms, thighs and calves. It’s a great full-body workout that you can do in under a minute to improve your health and fitness.
You may be wondering why the Planking Challenge makes for such a good workout plan. Here’s what planking does to your body:
- Tones your stomach
- Planks burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups.
- It also works on your metabolism and daily practice makes sure metabolism remains high all day.
- Improve your posture
- While building strength, planks also increase flexibility.
HOW TO PROPERLY PLANK
The key to getting great results comes down to perfecting the proper planking position. This is how to do plank Properly :
Step 1: Lie on your stomach on the floor and hold your elbows directly under your shoulders and place your wrists in line with your elbows.
Step 2: Push your body up balancing on the elbows (arms) and toes while contracting your stomach, tailbone and thigh muscles. Avoid pushing your hips up too high or letting them sag to the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet.
Step 3: The breathing is very important and it should be slow and deliberate so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.
Follow this plan: