So many of us are going plank crazy these days, and if you have not joined in on this easy fitness craze then you are missing out. Planking is a strength training exercise that strengthens various parts of the body. From your neck, lower back, shoulders, biceps, and chest but, we as women mostly do it all for the core. We all want a flat tummy especially with spring around the corner and summer not too far behind. Planking will shock you with the results once you commit. Here is is how I started.
When it comes to planking you must not push yourself too hard, start with a simple 15 second interval time for each planking exercise, then build to 30 seconds, then 45 seconds, and ladies before you know you’ll be planking for a full minute or more.
When I started planking, I started with three main plank exercises. The traditional plank, the elbow plank, and the side plank. I stuck with these three positions until I mastered my target interval time goal; the up side about planking is that you can get amazingly creative. Once I mastered my top three positions it was then I began to challenge my core.
Tip Review! First, do your research on different positions that interest you. Second, build a planking challenge plan with three main exercise positions. Third, create an initial exercise interval time (ex. 15 seconds or 30 seconds). Fourth, create a target goal interval time (ex. 1 minute or 2 minute). Last, don’t be afraid to challenge yourself weekly by increasing your time and adding positions to your planking plan. We would LOVE for you to come back and share with us how your planking challenge is going. Good luck ladies!