The plank does everything from engaging the abs to sculpting your entire midsection. It is excellent at working every part of your stomach and not leaving a bit of stomach flab on the table. It wipes out your stomach fat and gives you a stronger core if you incorporate planks into your daily routines.
As effective as it can be, its simplicity tends to get people underestimate the power of an isometric hold. While most abs and core exercises involve dynamic movements, plank is done by simply holding the plank position for 30-60 second. By doing so, it has the benefit of reaching the deep stabilizing muscles in your core and strengthening them.
- Get down on the floor and lay face down on your stomach and bend your elbows and rest your weight no your forearms and not on your hands.
- Your body should form a straight line from shoulders to ankles. Contract your abs and Engage your core by sucking your belly button into your spine. Do 30 sec plank hold.