How to do a plank exercise?


I first heard of the term when Shamsey Supsup who was vying for Miss Universe that time, was asked about her exercise and she mentioned planking for stronger core. I thought it was easy to execute because it looks like it however, when I tried it, Man! I cannot even last for 15 seconds!

Planks target your transverse abdominis (a muscle layer of the anterior and lateral abdominal wall which is deep to the internal oblique muscle. It is one of the most significant component of the core), and improve overall athletic performance. It helps to build strength in the core, upper and lower body which makes it a good full body workout. All you need is a bit of space, no equipment needed.

  1. Get into a press up position

  2. Bend your elbows and rest your weight onto your forearms

  3. Let your body form a straight line from shoulders to ankles

  4. Suck your belly button into your spine to engage the core

  5. Hold this position for 20 seconds. As you get more comfortable with the move, hold your plank for as long as possible without compromising form or breath


 

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