Benefits of holding a plank and how to do it

Holding a board works! This is not a common fitness belief, but it has been scientifically proven by years of research. The Pennsylvania State University states that holding a plank is more beneficial to the core than doing traditional crunches. In addition to improving your core strength, it’s an excellent way to lose weight.

The time you hold a plank probably feels like the longest minutes of your life, but after you’ve sweated, grunted, and collapsed on the ground, you’ll feel like it was all worth it.

So in this article, we’re going to tell you all about the health benefits of planking and how to do it most appropriately to get the most benefits.


What does holding a board do?

Maintaining a perfect board takes practice (Image via Pexels/Miriam Alonso)

A weak core, however, can lead to a hunchback, poor posture, which can lead to shoulder and back pain. Therefore, it becomes necessary to work on your core and holding a plank is one of the best ways to develop overall strength.

Holding a plank involves holding in a push-up position while resting your forearms on the ground. This is an excellent way to strengthen your core muscles, which can greatly increase your weightlifting game.

A good core can improve your ability to do everyday work, like lifting heavy things off the floor, without having stomach cramps.


How long should you hold a plank?

Perfect board position is very important (Image via Pexels/ Monstera Production)Planking is very effective at shredding belly fat (Image via Pexels/Miriam Alonso)

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