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Why Plank?

The plank is one of the simplest exercises you can do AND one of the most effective for building strength and stability in your core AND your entire body.⁣

Your core is crucial for helping keep your spine in alignment, as well as maintaining strength in your back. Core strength helps keep you safe from strain and injuries.⁣

The plank works core muscles as well as almost every single muscle group in the body, which is why it is so effective.⁣

𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗰𝗹𝗲𝘀 targeted by the plank include: the transversus abdominis, the rectus abdominus, oblique muscles, shoulders, triceps, quadriceps, glutes, upper and lower back muscles and more.⁣

𝘽𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙠!⁣

𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲⁣

Planks strengthens your spine, rhomboids, trapezius and your abdominal muscles which result in strong posture. Good posture prevents your body from developing injuries by improper weight distribution. Good posture means you’re keeping your bones and internal organs in correct alignment. This means you’ll lower the risk of injuries and other issues, and you’ll be able to lift more, and your body will put less strain on your joints.⁣

𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻⁣

Strong abdominals take a lot of stress off your back (this is part of the reason that waist-straps are so helpful when carrying heavy backpacks!)⁣

𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻⁣

The body uses its many core muscles to help maintain balance. Strengthening core teaches your muscles to work together, and can help improve your ability to work as a single unit in sports, exercise and daily life.⁣

𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆⁣

Planks make your posterior muscles more flexible. These include the muscles around your shoulders. Side planks, allow you to stretch out your sides, improving flexibility in the hip area.⁣

𝗘𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺⁣

Planking burns more calories, than other core exercises. More importantly, planks help strengthen massive muscle groups in your body. Having strong muscles means you burn more calories, even when you’re at rest.⁣

So practice those planks and tag us in your class videos and posts.⁣

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