Posted by Michael Evans

Planks is well known for core conditioning. It also engages other muscle groups like the glutes and hamstrings. It tones the body, strengthens the back, enhances flexibility, improves balance, and supports proper posture.

Different kinds of plank:

FULL PLANK

-Your palms should bear the weight
-Sculpts your core, shoulders, and arms

ELBOW PLANK

-Rest on your forearms
-More challenging than the full plank
-Relies more heavily on core muscles

RAISED LEG PLANK

-Rest on your forearms and raise one leg
-Sculpts the core and lower back
-Can be more difficult with weight cuffs

SIDE PLANK

-Rest one forearm on the ground (lay sideways)
-Sculpts the obliques

According to Bright Side, you can replace high intensity cardio for a 30-day plank workout. Check out this video:

The challenge: Perform the 5-minute workout every day (preferable morning) for 30 days. Have fun!

 

Comments

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing

Top

;