We all love challenges, and what can be more fun than taking up a challenge which will not only make you healthy but also transform your body. There are many fitness related challenges these days, among these challenges is the 28 day plank challenge. Can you imagine just by giving 4 minutes a day, you will strengthen your core and you will be able to stimulate your metabolism?
Read on as we bring the plank challenge in which you need to hold the plank position for 20 seconds on the day 1 and by the time you are on the 28th day you are able hold the plank for 240 seconds ( I.e. 4 minutes):1. Planking Challenge
The plank challenge is designed in such a way that you need to complete it in 28 days. The challenge is to be able to hold plank position for 240 seconds on the 28th day. This may seem to be too difficult in the beginning. But to complete this challenge you will be building your stamina each day. Starting with a hold of 20 seconds on plank position on the day 1, you will be gradually increasing the number of seconds that you hold your position for. The 28 day plank challenge plan is followed as given in the above image.
2. Planks Steps
To do the plank exercise, follow these steps:
While doing the planks, you must keep in mind that your spine remains straight and you do not put any pressure on your neck and back. Ensure that there is no added pressure on your hips and core is fully engaged. Another important point to keep is to maintain a proper position and you should never consider this as a risk free exercise. Consult your trainer to get the exercise right before trying it your own.3. Why Plank Challenge You may be wonder that why you must try out the plank challenge, the answer lies in the fact that this exercise is full body workout. Some of the benefits of planks are :
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