These 7 Things Will Happen When You Start Doing Planks Every Day
Yes, you should exercise every day! Why? Because you will lose weight, look great and feel amazing, that’s why! We all know that the bodyweight exercises are really amazing, useful and effective, probably due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Yes, and planks are one of the best types of bodyweight exercises. We can easily say that planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do and you can do this exercise anywhere you want! Yes, anywhere you want. Planks are really great because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to gain amazing results in a short amount of time.
The experts say that our abdominal muscles must provide support for our entire back and spinal column. In doing so, they also play a vital role in preventing injuries. But, in order to perform this function successfully, our core muscles have to be strong and we should exercise them on a daily basis. Well, this means one thing – you should start doing plank exercises every day, because it’s a great way to strengthen your core and support your spine. In this article we are going to mention 7 things which will happen to your body, when you start doing planks every day:
- YOU’LL IMPROVE CORE DEFINITION AND PERFORMANCE:
Yes, because (as we said before) planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles! This amazing exercise will engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus, the external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose.
Note: the experts say that if you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:
- Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
- Rectus abdominis: improved sports performance, especially with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
- Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
- Glutes: a supported back and a strong booty.
- YOU’LL DECREASE YOUR RISK OF INJURY IN THE BACK AND SPINAL COLUMN
You should also know that doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscles while you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or your hips. A group of experts at the American Council on Exercise, have discovered that by doing plank exercises every day will not only reduce the back pain (significantly), but it will also strengthen your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back. Yes, this is really amazing, agree?
- YOU’LL EXPERIENCE AN INCREASED BOOST TO YOUR OVERALL METABOLISM
You should also know that planks are an excellent way of strengthening and shaping your entire body because doing them every day will help you burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when you’re not working out. This is very important, especially if you are spending too much time sitting in front of your computer. Well guys, this means one thing – you should start doing plank exercises and you should do them every day. You just need 5 to 10 minutes from your time and that’s it! And trust me, you will be amazed by the results!
- YOU’LL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
You should also know that this amazing exercise will improve your ability to stand with straight and stable posture. This exercise will help you strengthen your core, which means that you will be able to maintain proper posture at all times because muscles in the abdomen have a profound effect on the overall condition of your neck, shoulders, chest and back.
- YOU’LL IMPROVE OVERALL BALANCE
Can I ask you a simple question – have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? Well, the experts say that this is because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you need. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity. Yes, this means that you should definitely try it!
- YOU’LL BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE THAN EVER BEFORE
Flexibility is extremely important for you, especially if you want to exercise planks every day! You should know that this type 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. And, if you add a side plank in this exercise routine, 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.
- YOU’LL WITNESS MENTAL BENEFITS
Planks are awesome because it will also provide a beneficial effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. And now you probably ask yourself – how? Well, they stretch out the muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just sit down for a minute and think about it! If you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long – your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These will apply too much stress on your muscles and your nerves. But, you shouldn’t be worried, because the planks will help you calm your brain, and they will also help you treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you do this exercise every day. Note: you can get all these results if you exercise this simple, but effective exercise 5-10 minutes – every day!