Fitness trainer, Ada-Ari, picks plank as the ultimate exercise for the perfect core/abs.
Remember when infinte situps and crunches were the best for a strong core?
Well, those days are over as science and research have shown that planks are the best for a strong core and body.
See what fitness trainer, has to say about this amazing workout:
"The #Plank: One of the most popular #abs #workouts today. And rightfully so because there are a number of benefits to this simple move. Not only do #planks help to flatten your tummy and build strong #muscles in your#abdominals, the move is a great full-body #strengthtraining #exercise. While in a plank, you are working your #glutes(butt muscles), #hamstrings, #quads, shoulders and #hipflexors as well. Planks help to reduce back pain because they strengthen your core and improve posture. Planks are also great for flexibility and balance. And the best thing about this workout: you can do it anytime and anywhere - no equipment necessary!"
She recommends following steps to do planks properly:
A variation involves keeping your knees down, this is for beginners, while the advanced variation involves rocking your body back and forth.
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