5 reasons you need to plank

5 reasons you need to plank

You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it and it looks to be easy, right? In reality, it’s pretty tough but should be part of everyone’s routine to boost your fitness level. Basic plank requires zero equipment and can be done just about anywhere. The best part is that holding plank from 15 – 60 seconds engages multiple muscle groups and benefits the whole body.

Amazing things that happen by adding plank to your workout routine:

  1. Improve core strength

  2. Improve bone and joint health

  3. Improve back strength

  4. Improve flexibility

  5. Reduce stress and boost energy

Here is a video explaining plank for beginners. Hold this position for 15 to 60 seconds depending on what you able to do with proper form. It’s more important to maintain form for a shorter time than improper form for longer time. Eventually, you can work up to holding for longer periods. If this is new to you, try adding 3 seconds to your best time each week. Rest for approximately one minute and repeat three to five times.

Creating accountability

Creating accountability

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