How your body benefits in 8 different ways when performing a plank
Are you one of those busy working people who just can’t find time to work out at a gym? Although you may not find time off from your schedule due to work constraints or because of being a full time parent, that doesn’t mean you can’t be fit and healthy. There is one exercise which may look easy but isn’t but which can be performed in office or at home is the Plank. The health benefits of the plank are many.
The plank is one of the best bodyweight exercises that actually works out all of your body muscles and your core without having to move around. All you need is the space the size of your own body, no gear and just 10 minutes of your time. It’s an amazing exercise which will benefit your body in 8 different ways.
1 All about the Plank
The plank is both easy and hard. It is simple to perform but 2 minutes into the plank and you’re already feeling the strain of the position. That’s when you need to maintain just a few minutes more to get the best benefits. From this image you can see the plank works out muscles the entire length of your body like shoulders, the core, abs and even your legs.
The most important rule to remember when performing the plank is to keep your body straight. Your head and upper torso should all be in one straight line. If you’re a novice to the plank just hold the position for 20 seconds then rest and again resume. Initially you can start on 3 reps and increase as your body conditions itself to the exercise. Take a look at the benefits of performing plank reps every day.