Although the plank Challenge must be completed in 4 weeks, continuing to do it and adding it to your workout is the best way to continue to build your strength and endurance, and to watch your body transform. It is a slow progression toward amazing results, and it’s not exactly a quick fix.
You may be wondering why the Plank Challenge makes for such a good workout plan. Here’s what planking does to your body:
- Tones your stomach
- Planks burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups.
- It also works on your metabolism and daily practice makes sure metabolism remains high all day.
- Improve your posture
- While building strength, planks also increase flexibility.
HOW TO PROPERLY PLANK
The key to getting great results comes down to perfecting the proper planking position. This is how to do plank Properly :
Step 1: Lie on your stomach on the floor and hold your elbows directly under your shoulders and place your wrists in line with your elbows.
Step 2: Push your body up balancing on the elbows (arms) and toes while contracting your stomach, tailbone and thigh muscles. Avoid pushing your hips up too high or letting them sag to the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet.
Step 3: The breathing is very important and it should be slow and deliberate so that your core is fully engaged and your body is relaxed.