15 Ways to Rock Your Side Plank, From Beginner to Advanced(Video)
We love side plank! The move works the arms, core, and legs while challenging your sense of balance. Watch this video to learn 15 variations of this classic move. We start with beginner modifications and build on the basics to advanced versions of the move. Press play to learn a bunch of way to play with your plank.
We have all witness the new trends in the fitness and weightlifting world which always guarantee better results than the previous workout and we should confess that in body weight exercises this is completely true. This exercise has become so popular because it’s so simple to perform and also very effective. Planks are one of the most effective body weight exercises that’s known of and you don’t need much time to begin seeing results. If you are trying to get in shape, performing planks every day will get you where you want to be. This amazing full body exercise will not just strengthen your core but also other parts of your body.
This is what will happen to your body if you start doing planks every day:
You’ll lower the risk of back and spine injury
The American Council on Exercise recommends that one should perform planks for back pain and a stronger back. It builds the muscles on the back without putting stress on your hips or spine, if you are having problems with your back planks are your best option.
You’ll speed up your metabolism
Planks burn incomparably more calories than any other abs-exercise so doing them every day will guarantee weight loss. It’ll strengthen your abs and burn more energy. You can even give your metabolism a boost by doing them in the morning before going out and about your day.
You’ll get better balance
Planks will make your abdominal muscles stronger, which will help with balance. Performing planks daily or side planks will allow you to perform better in other sports you practice.
You’ll have a better posture
Planks also enable you to stand up right and give you a better posture because they strengthen your core muscles. Strengthening the core muscles positively affects your shoulders, neck, back and chest.
You’ll increase your flexibility
Performing the plank exercise will make you more flexible as it stretches out your posterior chain, hamstrings and the arches of your feet and toes. If you are trying to be more flexible, start performing the plank daily.
You’ll have a better mental health
Planks are not only good for your physical well-being but your mental state as well. Performing planks stretches the muscles responsible for stress and tension and make you calmer, alleviate your anxiety and depression. If you want to take advantage of these mental benefits, you better start doing them every day!