See Below Instructions, FREE Workouts And Video Demonstration On How To Do A Proper Plank Exercise.
WHAT IS A PLANK EXERCISE AND MUSCLES USED
The plank is one of the best bodyweight exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus (the “six-pack muscles” ), transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips, back, shoulder and arms.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO THE PLANK EXERCISE
You could do it 2-3 times a week on non-consecutive days or you can train daily.
HOW LONG DO YOU HOLD A PLANK EXERCISE
You can hold the plank position from 10 seconds to 5 minutes. If you are new to exercising, try 10 seconds. 2 minutes is a good goal to shot for. 3 to 5 minutes will give you even greater physical benefits. We offer the 30 Day Plank Challenge as a means to gradually get you to hold your plank position longer.
HOW MANY CALORIES CAN YOU BURN DOING PLANKS
According to MyFitnessPal, a 150 pound person will burn 10 calories in 3 minutes. A 180 pound person will burn 12 calories in the same time.
STEPS ON HOW TO DO A PROPER PLANK EXERCISE
1) Start on your hands and knees on a mat.
2) Lift your knees off the mat and push your feet back, bringing your body to full extension with toes pressed into the mat.
3) Make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart to start. Press the palms of your hands flat on the mat with elbows bent, lifting your body so it forms a straight line.
4) Keep your core tight while you hold the plank.
FREE WORKOUTS THAT INCORPORATE THE PLANK EXERCISE