Planking for a stronger body

Just sharing the planking info because done on a moderate scale can still be beneficial.

As we age, we need to keep our core strong to support the rest of the body that’s falling down.  Personally, I get to a 90 second plank and can’t get much further and side planks have been impossible.  Looking through this, it’s showing how to start to get stronger doing a side plank and work your way up. Today I will start and see what happens.  Planking is known to really be an all around muscle toner and strengthener.  Do the best you can and keep doing it. Even if it’s just 10 seconds, “If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” – David Viscott

Technical info….lol…The plank is one of the best exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips, and back.

Notice hips and back, helpful for those getting older too.

Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shoulders, shoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also 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.

an easy start to planking

A good place to start

So are you ready to try planking?  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Get down on the floor and try!

God Bless if you can do the superman planks…lol

Taks planking to another level for sure

Via: Best Fitness BFFID10 Exercise Bench Review

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