This is Proven To Help Flatten Your Belly and Improve Posture In Under 30 Seconds
Unlike crunches, sit-ups, cable woodchoppers, ab v holds, hanging leg raises and the like, which primarily work the rectus abdominis (the vertical “six-pack” muscles) and obliques, planks blast the transverse abdominis.
As the human race moves more and more towards jobs that involve sitting and staring at computer screens for long periods of time, back pain and problems with posture have been on the rise. Proper posture is important and three big reasons why include:
- Without proper posture, you are at greater risk for back pain, slipped discs, tightness in the chest region, and weak blood circulation.
- Practicing correct posture will greatly decrease back, shoulder, and neck pain.
- It has been shown that proper posture helps reduce stress hormones, and improve digestion, breathing, mental clarity, and overall image.
According to fitness experts, there is a single, extremely powerful, exercise that may help you solve these issues, as it is even more effective than 1000 traditional abs. It is also known as “the plank”. This exercise will undoubtedly make your abdomen tight and flat, it will also improve your body posture, and it will also soothe your pain in the back.
However, note that you need to learn how to properly do “a plank” in order to obtain the results it offers. This is how to properly place your body:
– Place your hands on the floor, while keeping your shoulders and neck straight.
– The main area this workout focuses on is the abdominal area, but it will also apply pressure on the legs as well. Place your heels in a position that the pressure will transfer from toes to the thighs.
– In order to activate the muscles of the lower body, you should contract the muscles of the buttock. However, remember not to raise it up, as the entire body should be flat as a plank, not in a triangular shape.
– In order to make it easier to maintain this position, you should breathe deeply and evenly.
– Imagine that there is a glass of water on your back, and stay in this position so the water doesn’t come out.
– Once you keep this position, then you can begin the exercise.
– Keep your knees and hands on the floor with your back straight and your shoulders (shoulder width apart.
– Stare at one spot on the floor in front of your hands so your spine, head and neck are in a straight line.
– Put pressure on your toes and put your right leg on the round, do the same with the left leg. It should feel as if your whole body weight is on your toes and hands.
– You need to start contracting the abdominal muscles and remain in this position for 20-60 seconds.
Afterward, relax your body. You need to gradually increase the time of maintaining the plank position up to a minute.
Repeat the plank 3 times in a row, on a daily basis, and in a month, you will be astonished by the effects!