The Plank Exercise!


It is our fantasy to achieve flat tummy or perfectly chiseled abs. It is the simplest form of bodyweight exercises; all you need is your own bodyweight and enough space to get down on all your fours at full stretch. The application of bodyweight exercise in on rise in lieu of their simplicity and practicality, it uses one’s bodyweight to shape them.


If you invest your time planks, they will surely surprise you with overwhelming result in comparison to the time and effort you spend.


Doing plank has varied array of benefits. This builds up our core strength, i.e., makes the muscle of the midsection of our body strong, which includes the abdominal muscles that are important for supporting the back and spinal column. Regular planks reduce the incidence of back and spinal issues as the muscles around the spine are strengthened, thus protecting it from any kind of injury. As the core muscles are strengthened thus enabling us to stand erect and maintain good posture. It is the best move for the people who have a sedentary lifestyle, as it enhances the metabolism through-out the day and even during night. Overall there is improvement in your agility and co-ordination. Apart from the physical good, it has amazing effects over our mood too, planks stretch the stiff muscles and release the tension and help in de-stress.


1. These are lot of reasons to spare few minutes for doing plank, it is very important to get the position right. Get into the pushup position on the floor, bend the elbows at 90 degrees, hold elbows directly below the shoulder and make sure the wrists are in-line with the elbows. Keep the torso straight, rigid and body in a straight line from ears to toes without sagging or bending. Hold this position as long as possible with steady breathing.