A few years back when I worked with a personal trainer I was introduced to the “plank”. A pose that is not only done in yoga but also in many other fitness routines. For some it can be the dreaded pose that you hate because at first it seems impossible to do! Arms are shaking, legs are shaking and after 10 seconds of holding the plank pose you are ready to quit! But the reality is, plank pose is one of the most beneficial poses to include in your workout.
The plank targets your core and you build endurance and strength. Through toning your core you are also strengthening your back which is critical for good posture. And as an added bonus you are also strengthening your arms, wrists, and quads!
Start today and include the plank pose in your fitness routine. It resembles the”up” position of a pushup, with your arms extended and your legs straight out behind you. Your body should be in one straight, diagonal line from your head to your heels. Start with holding it for 1o seconds and push yourself to increase the time you hold the pose each time you do it. Even 2 seconds more will make a difference!