DON'T SHELVE THE PLANK
February has the perfect number of days for a 28 day Plank Challenge !!
Planking is a practiced pose and so we start off with an easy 20 seconds and work our way up to holding the position for 240 seconds. You did just do the maths right ! And I hear you groaning, “ A 4 minute plank, why would I do that to myself ?”
Here's why -
• Straight up efficiency with a smile
Doing the plank exercise improves your posture. A good posture boosts your mood, increases your productivity and ensures that you are able to breathe more effectively.
• Keep on hopping gym bunny
The plank engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. It strengthens your shoulders, hamstrings, glutes and core. Increased stability protects you from other workout injuries meaning less days off from your workout schedule.
• Bending becomes a breeze
As your core strength increases, your body is able to move better and
handle every day activities thus reducing lower back pain
• Goodbye creaky joints
Weight-bearing exercise lays down new living bone tissue and increases circulation to the joints. Strike a plank pose regularly and you have healthier bone density without any jarring impact which can do harm.
Knowing all of that, makes being able to hold a 4 minute plank seem like the best gift February's 28 days could give us. The best part is that you can plank anywhere with no special equipment required.
We are definitely up for the challenge. Time to dust your plank poses off the shelf, challenge your friends and family and join us.
Here's how -
Like our Facebook page and join the Plank Challenge event. (Button link to the event)
Watch our “Strike the pose” video for a guide to achieving good plank form (Link to video)
Share your planking pics on our Facebook page each day for the 28 days.