How to do a plank?

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

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

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 […]

Elbow Plank Pose: 7 Common Mistakes

People with wrist problems may find basic plank to be very uncomfortable or even painful.  An excellent alternative is “elbow plank pose.”  An elbow plank pose begins on your hands and knees.  You will then lower your elbows to the ground, straighten your legs behind you, curl your toes under, and push your body up off the ground.    Keep your elbows directly under your shoulders, with your upper body weight resting on your forearms.  Your forearms should be extended directly in front of you, along the floor.  Keep your feet straight, maintain neutral spine alignment, and hold.  Simple, right? Hardly!  […]

How to do a perfect plank

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

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 […]

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 intermediate 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 […]