Take the classic strength move from short and static to minutes-long and dynamic with this three-week plan.
The plank is the ultimate full-body pose for toning your abs, back, legs, arms, and butt, all while improving your posture and stability. Another reason it eclipses other strength exercises? It’s super versatile you can modify it to add extra movement and get your heart rate up faster.
Your action plan: Each week, start with the first challenge and repeat it until you have it down pat. Then proceed to the next one. Practice at your own pace and skill level, but be sure to put in some work each day so you can complete the progression by the end of the week.
During the first week, you should hold the plank for 30 seconds daily, and if you can, gradually increase the time to a minute.
Hold the plank for a minute every day, and gradually increase the time each day.
You should start the week by holding the plank for 2 minutes and slowly reach your goal, which should eventually be 5 minutes.
It is hard but be persistent and you will be shocked by the results after 3 weeks and you will see the amazing benefits of consistent work.
Other benefits include:
- Strength and flexibility
- Injury prevention
- Improved metabolism
- Improved body posture