Plank exercise works most muscles in the body and helps burn fat. Instructions: Lie on your stomach, lift body with elbows, keeping them in line with your shoulder to form a straight line head to heels, keep your body as flat as possible and flex the abdomen. Try to hold the pose for 5 mins and then progress to 20 mins as you get stronger.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
Only one exercise that tightens every muscle without movement and helps you get rid of extra weight is Plank. Plank is considered to be the most popular and most effective exercise worldwide. The most important thing of doing this exercise is to just ‘’float’’ above the floor for a few minutes relying only on your hands and feet. It activates the muscles of the whole body and it affects not only the abs, but also the muscles of the whole body.
How to do the “Plank”?
“Plank” is a static exercise. It does not require movement, so it is important to keep the body properly; try to float above the floor for several minutes, relying only on the hands and feet at least once a day. It is crucial to do this exercise on a daily basis at the same time of the day. Devote 5 minutes a day to this exercise and you will be surprised by the results.
-Lie on the floor on your stomach down.
-Bend your elbows 90 degrees and set in the lying position on your elbows.
-The body should form a straight line from head to heels.
-Rely only on your forearms and the fingertips on your feet. The elbows should be directly under your shoulders.
-Keep your body as flat as possible, strain the abdominal muscles and do not relax. Try not to lower your hips toward the floor.
-Different people with different stamina maintain this position from 10 seconds to 2 minutes. It is recommended to do a pause of 2 minutes and then repeat the exercise 5 times. Start slowly if you are a beginner.
Benefits of the “Plank”:
-Toned buttocks with no cellulite
-Tight attractive feet.