Plank workout

Do you want to stay away from the low back pain? How often do you perform core strengthening workout? And do you believe that exercise dose works best to revamp your physical health? Just think for a while! Well, exercises are about moving your body in different angles and dimensions besides with battling with the external stressors around you, but if you’re not correctly performing any exercise, especially planks, you won’t get the results that you want. Bodyweight exercises are now becoming more popular in the fitness world just because of their simplicity and applicability. With the help of bodyweight […]

Side Plank Wokout

Fitness and flat stomach go hand in hand. People who wish to remain fit set out a routine and follow it judiciously. Along with treadmill, spinning and lifting weights stretches are also important to keep your body flexible. This is where plank poses help. There are several types of plank poses and side plank also known as Vasishtasana in yoga is one of them. In side plank the person works the back and strengthens the spine, buttocks and legs. Start holding side plank for 10-15 seconds for each side and gradually increase time to 60-90 seconds. Do 3-5 reps for […]

Stretch you body: reverse plank exercise

The reverse plank is also know as purvottanasana. In Sanskrit ‘Purva’ means the whole body and ‘uttana’ means intense stretch. So this pose stretches your entire body and helps you to be flexible. It stretches your hands, legs, biceps and shoulders and abdomen and also strengthens your core muscles. Your feet are also worked out and so does your spine. It also stretches your chest and strengthens your wrists. In case you’ve a back problem or arthritis, consult your doctor before performing this pose. Reverse plank pose is also known as upward plank pose. Technique Begin sitting on your bum with […]

Plank exercise

Are you looking for the exercise that can work on the multiple sites of your body? Well, Plank exercises have been a phenomenal form, empowering the overall muscles and challenging your balance. Plank pose is like the magical pill for all of us in order to get the toned and trimmed stomach, strong upper body, and sculpted legs. Not only planks can strengthen your core, in fact, it can also aid in fixing the faulty posture and reducing the lower back pain. Needless to say that the plank pose ultimately speed up your heart rate, providing the tinge of the […]

Elbow Plank Exercise

Fitness and weight loss has become a fad today. Many trainers add some yoga poses to stretch and strengthen core muscles. Elbow plank pose is the most popular plank variation to stretch and challenge core muscles and increase balance. What is elbow plank pose? Elbow plank pose is an amazing pose that helps to stretch the legs and work on upper arms. It also strengthens the shoulders and works out the core muscles. Also known as dolphin pose this pose is a part of stretches for weight loss and fitness.  After a brisk walk or run it is better to […]

How long should I hold a plank pose?

In traditional strength-training exercises, the movements are made more difficult by increasing the amount of weight involved.  For example, if you’re doing biceps curls with 8-lb weights and want to make the move more difficult, you’ll exchange your 8-lb weights for a set of 10-lb weights.  With isometric exercises, like plank poses, the level of difficulty is increased by holding the pose for a longer period of time. People often wonder how often they should be doing plank poses and for how long they should hold each pose.  Here are some basic guidelines that will answer those questions. Beginners Beginning […]

Core killer: superman plank

Plank poses are a popular element of isometric training and the best floor exercises to strengthen core muscle groups. Superman plank pose like other plank poses helps to strengthen core muscles of your body. Side plank, reverse plank and elbow plank are all basic poses where as Superman pose is an advanced pose that should be performed after performing the basic poses. Technique  Start with the standard plank position in which you hold the body in a straight line, your back is completely flat, neither arched nor rounded. Spread your legs, in this way it will be easier to hold the balance. While you […]