Planks are great! They challenge your whole body- from your glutes to your shoulder. And they can be done in a variety of ways: one legged plank, side plank, and a forearm plank, just to name a few. The more often you plank and the longer you hold the plank for, the more it benefits your entire body.
For this Friday Fitness Challenge I challenge you to Plank It! For a total of 5 minutes per day. You could perform 10- 30 second planks during the day, or one long and intense 5 minute plank. However you choose to do it, make sure you maintain good form.
When performing a plank, keep your body in a straight line from your toes to your head. Don’t allow your back to sag. Keep you head up looking straight ahead. Your shoulders should be in line with your wrists. Only hold a plank for as long as you can maintain good form. When your form starts to suffer, take a rest and restart your plank again a little bit later.
How do you plan to #PlankIt this week?