Weight loss and beautiful muscle definition is the best reward for suffering from plank posture. But how does the exercise work and what does the plank do?
The plank is the perfect exercise. There are many planks for all muscle groups, and each one allows you to workout at home, work, in the stadium, or anywhere else.
The duration of the stand in the exercise is from 30 seconds and up to, as the trainers say, “how long you will stand.” And the whole complex of 5-7 types of planks can take 10 minutes at most. And during such a workout, you will work all muscle groups.
What does the plank give?
If you want to tone your muscles, make them stronger, but you cannot work with dumbbells yet, the plank is your option. A 5-minute workout per day is enough. The duration can be increased every week.
Reduces the risk of injury during training
To avoid injury from regular exercise, it is important to strengthen your core muscles (not just your abs, but your back as well). The plank helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles, lower back and back, which protect our spine and legs during even the most difficult exercises.
Standing in the plank for 5 minutes a day every morning, you not only speed up your metabolism by several hours, but generally improve the functioning of the digestive tract system. The metabolic rate remains high throughout the day, even at rest.
Helps to “dry out” and gives a more pronounced muscle relief
Of course, without diets it will not be possible to “dry out”, but making the muscles more prominent and pronounced is quite possible. And all this without pumping the press by twisting, lifting legs and arms with weights. The plank allows you to work with your body weight. And, given the fact that the healthy weight of an adult is from 50 kg, this is definitely more than the weight of your dumbbells.
Helps improve posture
The plank not only strengthens your abs and back muscles, but also affects your posture. Thanks to the standard elbow plank, the muscles provide better support for the spine. Over time, you will unconsciously keep your posture, that is, you will not think that you need to straighten your back, the posture will be almost like a ballerina’s.