Planks Can Help Strengthen Almost Your Entire Body

Plank is a unique exercise to work on your core muscles – abdominal muscles, back as well as shoulders. It is also good to improve posture and balance.

It is quite easy to perform. Hold yourself up in a push-up position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. You can do plank daily. But maintaining the right form is the goal.

Hold the plank anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute. Start slowly with less duration of a hold. 1 minute is the ideal time to hold a plank.

Again, don’t push yourself to do it or hold a plank for even longer if you’re not ready. Forcing yourself to hold a plank for an excessive amount of time can put a lot of strain on your lower back. As fatigue sets in, the lower back may start to arch. This is where you put yourself at risk for injury.

When done correctly, planks can help strengthen almost your entire body.

Pic Credit: Ayo Ogunseinde

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