Plank Challenge: The Benefits of Plank Exercises
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Hi friends! Today we are talking planks!! I posted this 8 minute plank challenge video to my YouTube page, but thought I’d share some plank information as well!
5 Benefits of Doing Plank Exercises Daily
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the standard plank. It may not look like much, but that’s the beauty of this exercise. Taking the time daily to perform a plank workout will give you numerous benefits. Including:
1 // IMPROVED POSTURE. If you find yourself slumping over at a desk every day, or maybe even scrolling on your phone, planks can help counteract that bad posture stance. By working your core muscles, planks help support the spine and keep your body more upright.
2 // FULL BODY WORKOUT. In this one move, you have the opportunity to work your entire body from arms to lower muscles. Everything is working together to give you an effective workout at once.
3 // BETTER BALANCE. Holding a plank position challenges the body to hold still and be in control, without falling over. You are steadying yourself on your toes or knees and hands or forearms. This works your balance overall.
4 // HELPS IN AVOIDING INJURIES. When you work on your core stability, that strengthening will condition your body for other workouts. Basically, having a strong core reduces injuries.
5 // REDUCES BACK PAIN. While the building of muscle is amazing, you are also working on muscle endurance when performing a plank. Holding a position for a longer periods of time can help combat back pain .
Can Planks Reduce Belly Fat and Aid in Weight Loss?
A commonly searched searched term or asked question when it comes to planks is about belly fat, weight loss, and giving you “abs”. Let’s cut straight to the point: you can not hyper target a portion of your body. Spot reduction workouts simply do not work.
Planks will work your full abdominal muscle group. We’re talking your transverse abdominis, the deepest of your core muscles and the rectus abdominis (you know, the six-pack). So yes, planks work nicely in your overall healthy workout and lifestyle, but they are not a magic bullet.
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