Planks never go out of fashion. This bodyweight exercise is one of the most effective exercises you can do. This requires only a small amount time and gives a chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time. Here’s why doing planks every day is beneficial.
Strengthening Core muscles
Planks are an ideal exercise for strengthening the core muscle groups which includes: the transverse abdominous, the rectus abdominous, the external oblique muscle, and the glutes. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:
Transverse abdominal: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
Rectus abdominal: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping.
This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.Oblique muscles: the improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.
Reduces Back Pain
Planks allow building muscles without giving too much pressure on your spine or hips. Doing planks regularly reduces back pain and also strengthens your muscles thus ensures a stronger support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.
Boost your metabolism
Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. This is perfect for a person who sits in the front of a computer all day. A Daily 10 – 1 minute home exercise before and after work enhances the metabolic rate and keeping it high all day long.
Notable Improve on your Posture
Improves your ability to stand in straight and stable posture when you do planks. By strengthening the core you will be able to maintain proper posture always. This is because the muscles in the abdomen have a profound effect on the overall condition of your neck, shoulders, chest and back.
We all have tried standing on one leg at some point of time for fun but we couldn’t stand up straight more than a couple of seconds. It’s only because our abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give the balance we require. Side planks improve your balance and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.
The main benefit of doing planks regularly increases Flexibility. This form of exercise expands stretches all your muscles – shoulders, shoulder blades, and collarbone — while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With mixing side planks, you can work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.
Benefits Mental Health
There is a particular effect on our nerves when you do planks, it improves our overall mood by stretching out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just imagine: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours, and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all situation that puts too stress on the muscles and nerves. Good news is that planks not calm your brain but also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression — but if only you make it a part of your daily fitness regime.