How to strengthen your core with Planks

Bringing you four styles of a plank exercise to make a stronger gut

Posted on 01/10/2016 By

Planking is a simple but effective bodyweight exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board develops strength primarily in the core—the muscles that connect the upper and lower body—as well as the shoulders, arms, and gluteus. Here I am going to let you know about 4 different variations of the plank exercise.

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How to strengthen your core with Planks
Picture: Global Fashion Street / Suraj Nayak / Sept 2016

Normal plank-

  1. Place your hands directly under the shoulders like you’re about to do a push-up and the fold your elbows to the ground.
  2. Hold the position for 20 seconds. As you get more comfortable with the move, hold your plank for as long as possible without compromising form or breath.

How to strengthen your core with Planks - Global Fashion Street

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Leg raise plank-

  1. Position your body same as the standard normal plank.
  2. Raise one of your legs for a min and hold the position do the same for the alternate leg too.

How to strengthen your core with Planks - Global Fashion Street

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Side plank (1)-

  1. Starting with the same normal plank position just face your body towards the side.
  2. Now rest your elbow sideways and hold the position for a min or more.

How to strengthen your core with Planks - Global Fashion Street

Picture: Global Fashion Street / Suraj Nayak / Sept 2016

Side plank (2)-

  1. Begin with holding the same stance as the side plank (1).
  2. Now instead of resting your elbow place your hand straight facing your palm to the ground.

Planks can help you a lot to strengthen your core as well as fulfill ones desire to have abs. Thanking Steven Rodrigues, from Mumbai for once again sharing a few of his key exercises with us from his daily workout plan.

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Suraj Nayak

Suraj Nayak is aspiring photographer who loves to frame moments into his camera being one of the reason he loves to travel.Travel photography is something he hearts but fashion,lifestyle,street,food everthing is never the less for him.

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