STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY.
But if you barely have time to squeeze in a run, making it out to the gym for weights/strength training seems nearly impossible.
I’m going to share with you an easy, at-home, exercise that you can do anywhere and at any time – heck, you can do it right now!
THE PLANK POSE
This popular form is used to build core strength and also work on both the upper and lower body. If you’re new to this pose, don’t commit to a timed goal just yet. It’s more important to work on your form and then you can push the timer button and challenge yourself with gradual increases, working your way up to a timed goal.
Here three tips to achieving the perfect plank:
- Plant the hands directly slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, directly under your knees – as if you’re about to do a push-up.
- Squeeze the glutes to stabilize the body and make sure your toes are grounded into the floor but be careful not to lock or hyperextend your knees.
- Focus on a spont on the floor, a foot or so beyond where your hands are planted and neutralize your neck and spine, with your head in line with your back.
So, did you accept my challenge and drop into plank? If so, I’d love to hear about it. Comment below and tell me how this worked for you. Are you new to plank pose? Did you feel the burn?
Look out for more tips on quick exercise moves that you can do easily at home or during your lunch break in your office or at a park. Working out shouldn’t be work. It should be fun and I want to show you how!