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Sneha Dadrwal
24 Oct 2017 . 2 min read

A Plank A Day Keeps The Doctor Away, Well Kind Of


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Have you ever done a plank before, if yes, you really know how long each second can REALLY feel. But apart from all the burn that a plank cause, you can’t ignore all the benefits a plank can really provide. Thos 60 seconds feel like hell, but here’s what really amazing is happening to your body.

 

1. Metabolism, Metabolism, Metabolism

 

Did we say metabolism yet? Planking is a great way to get your core running. Doing them every day will burn more calories than any other classic exercise like crunches. Anything is better than doing crunches right?

 

2.  Posture

 

Ladies we all know that a good posture can be a total game changer. And with all our lifestyles, it’s easy to get a slouchy posture these days. But fear not, doing planks is going to fix that. It ll help you to stand strong and perfect.

 

3. Toning & Flexibility

 

Planks engage the muscles that really play a huge role in toning that body. Your abdominal muscles will thank you for doing planks. It's basically doing ground work to get those abs in shape. Planks help to get an overall stretch which in turns help you to be perfectly flexible.



 

This is how you can hold a plank:

  1. Get into pushup position on the floor.

  2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.

  3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.

  4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.

  5. Hold the position for as long as you can.

 

We are hoping this inspires you to get on that mat and slay that plank. Here is a two week plank challenge you can start to get that core in action.




 

 

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Sneha Dadrwal
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  • P*****
    Wooww...I will definitely try this
  • M*****
    Fantastic form Neha..
  • M*****
    Fantastic form Neha..
  • M*****
    Good to see spotlight on the plank ! To hold the plank better, once you are in the plank position, push out lenfhtwise from your heels, and keep that chin tucked in. You may imagine an elastic band from your head to toe, pulling lenghtwise. Don't let the low back dip, ( that way that col keeps firing away)keep the shoulders down and back. Breathe! breathe ! breathe! ... And SMILE😀
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