It is important to exercise through your childbearing years and beyond.
I want results and I want to feel better without totally being sore the next day. I do several routines in a given week, but one move I often add is the plank. There are some great reasons ‘why I do planks.’
I start each day with a 15-20 minute workout routine but when I spend many hours on my laptop, I need to get up and move. That’s when I will vacuum or do laundry but there are days when the house miraculously stays clean (or I just ignore the dirt) and doing a short exercise will activate my muscles even when I return to my computer work.
Sometimes I just do some stretching exercises.
Other times I stand on my head. Static exercise tones specific parts of your body without soreness the next day.
You won’t catch me doing push-ups!!
Why I Do Planks and You Can Too!!
OK, so push-ups hurt the next day and I can’t even do them!!
Most people can’t stand on their head.
A plank statically tones the whole core in the same way as standing on your head. If you want to tone those lose muscles from having a baby (or two or three and more) then a plank is for you. It won’t take you many days to be able to do them easily.
You don’t want an exercise that only works the top of your abs. You’ll find that the best flat-belly move is a plank; since it works the whole core (like I said.)
How to Correctly Do a Plank
If you are only ‘feeling it’ in your arms, you are not doing your plank right.
Here is how to do a perfect plank: your wrists are underneath your shoulders, your torso is tucked, your neck is elongated, and you are looking past your hands while keeping your body in a straight line. You don’t want to sag, so you will have to work your entire midsection. You don’t want to pop your bottom up either.
Drop to your forearms if you want to make your plank easier while building your body strength. This takes the pressure off you neck and upper arms so you are able to engage the abs more. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then when you are able: challenge yourself with 30 seconds, and work up to one minute.
You will want to take a break and do it again!!
Give a Plank a Try!
Did you try doing a plank? No? Go give it a try.
Don’t just read my blog, get involved and try doing a plank (you’ll feel great!) and then come back and share your story.
How Important is Keeping Physically Fit?
It is important to exercise through your childbearing years and beyond. It is even more important to keep spiritually fit.
A relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing you can do in life. Healthy living starts with knowing Jesus and then when you add physical exercise it is glorifying to God. Otherwise, it profits you nothing.
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. ~1 Timothy 4:8~
Do you think it is even better to keep ourselves spiritually healthy or will doing planks be enough?
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