We are all familiar that the abdominal area is the most problematic for weight loss, so this is the part of our body which deserves more attention, before getting a fat on it. When the fat is already shown there, that means that we have a serious difficulty to get rid of it.
As that was a big concern of many people, it became a subject for many fitness experts who tried to find out the most proper way how to solve this problem. Through the practice and their experience, they discovered a single, extremely powerful, exercise that may help. Symbolically, they said that it is even more effective than 1000 traditional abs.
This exercise is known as “the plank”. This exercise undoubtedly makes your abdomen tight and flat, improves your body posture and soothes your pain in the back.
To get the real effects of this exercise it is important to learn how properly to do it. The way that we are proposing you is the right way:
- Your hands are firmly on the ground and shoulders and neck straight.
- Beside the effects on your abdominal area, you will also feel the pressure in your legs as well. You should put the heels in a position that the pressure is transferred to the toes (you will feel the tension in the muscles of the thighs).
- Contract the muscles of the buttock, which will activate the muscles of the lower body. Note: not to raise it up, as the entire body should be flat as a plank.
- Breathing deeply and evenly will make it easier to maintain.
- As soon as you manage to keep your body in the proper position, you are ready to start with the exercise:
– Start with your knees and hands on the ground, your back flat, and shoulders should be a bit wider than shoulder-width apart.
– Keep the spine, neck and head straight.
– The pressure should be on the toes, while the right leg is on the floor.
– Repeat the same with the left leg, when you should feel the entire weight of your body relies on your toes and hands.
– Start with contracting the abdominal muscles and stay in this position for 20-60 seconds.
– Afterward, relax your body.
- The time of maintaining the plank should be increased gradually.
The plank is repeated 3 times in a row on a daily basis.
In a month the effects will be astonished!