There are three reasons you think planks are too easy – either you’re a pro at it, you’re doing it wrong, or three, your body has gotten used to it. Today, we want to speak to those of you who fall into the third category. You all know that this habit of yours will lead your body to stagnation. And who wants it? So ditch the planks you’ve been doing for at least two weeks and try this 2-in-1 plank variation that will work your belly and sides in one fell swoop.
Here’s your step-by-step guide to doing this plank variation.
This will be a one and a half minute plank. So here’s what the stream looks like – 30 seconds of waiting, 30 seconds of twists and 30 seconds of waiting.
Now here’s what you have to do:
Step 1: Get on all fours on a mat and get on a forearm plank. Just make sure your elbow and shoulder are in a straight line. Your spine is straight, buttocks pushed, toward the wall, and your legs are straight again.
Step 2: Start the timer and hold your posture for 30 seconds.
Step 3: As soon as your clock passes 30 seconds, lift your butts a little so that you make a wide ‘A’. Now twist your lower body from side to side. Try to lower the touch floor as your glutes reach one side.
Step 4: When the clock strikes one minute, return to the forearm plank and hold it again for another 30 seconds.
5,4,3,2 and dd…. 1 – DONE!
Can you feel the burn in your core area? Well then take a 30 second break and get back into position as you need to do at least 4 more rounds.
See how this plank variation will help you get a toned belly
Without a doubt, a plank is one of the most underrated exercises, but if you’re jumping, especially abs day, you’re wasting a lot of time. There are several studies published in renowned international journals such as Medicine and the International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health that have gone crazy about the excellent effects of doing a plank regularly.
And if you also follow some of the best fitness influencers nationally and internationally, you might be convinced enough about the value of making a plank.
Some benefits of doing this hold and twist plank are here for you:
- This makes your core stronger to help improve your overall performance.
- It will build stamina. And if you lose stamina very quickly during those cardio sessions, this plank will help too.
- It will help you to improve focus.
- This will help you align your breathing technique.
- This plank will be an awesome addition if you have less time and want to hit both sides and belly at once.
- Many people find it difficult to engage their core. As this variation is divided into three parts, it will help you better understand the main engagement. If you do this regularly, you’ll find that you’ll start to engage your core without putting in extra effort because you’re used to it now.
So ladies, grab your mats and jump from a beat-up sole to a pro with this board variation.