1/15. Core Strength
Among ways to improve your fitness level, planks are one of the best. Although it’s by far one of the most hated bodyweight exercises, I don’t think it will ever go away. Apart from being popular, planks require no equipment, engages multiple muscle groups at the same time and you can drop down and do them literally anywhere. Planks are very simple and practical but it will achieve tremendous results you never believed were possible. Let’s a look at some benefits of doing planks every day.
This is like the first and most important advantage of making boards every day. Among the many muscle groups that are occupied with boards, the most important core muscle groups are recruited; the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus and the external oblique muscle. The core is responsible for supporting so many physical activities, so it is of utmost importance to strengthen them.
2/15. Core Definition
Everyone wants a six-pack on their stomach – men and women alike. Of course, you can’t make boards every day and not look hot – physically. Planks offer you the advantage of a more precise physical appearance, i.e. you get a six-pack! Even more, your oblique muscles will take on a very nice definition.
3/15. Improved Performance
The daily work with boards will give your abdominal muscles the strength needed for performance. Once these muscle groups are strengthened, you will be able to perform daily tasks optimally, lift heavier weights and objects and perform other sports activities with agility.
4/15. Back Strength
Unlike some other body weight exercises (crunching, etc.) that hurt your back, doing boards every day will strengthen you. Plank requires no movement and the position recruits your back muscles especially your upper back while straightening your spine. Even more, because your buttocks are involved, your lower back is also protected and strengthened.
5/15. Improved Metabolism
Believe it or not, boards burn more calories than the traditional body weight-belly exercises. How? The muscles it recruits also burn while you sleep. In addition, it is especially beneficial for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle to make boards every day. You can do it while reading, watching TV, etc., so that you can maintain your metabolism all day long and burn calories.
6/15. Neck Support
In addition to supporting the back and spine, the daily use of boards strengthens the muscle groups that are responsible for supporting the neck. More than that, boards can relieve your neck from pain while significantly reducing your chances of developing neck pain in the future.
7/15. Improved Posture
If you grab yourself while sitting or standing, try to make a few boards every day. Since the plank pose straightens your spine, it will greatly improve your posture. So if you lead a sitting or a “nine to five” lifestyle, make sure you include planks in your daily calendar to fix your posture.
8/15. Improved Balance
If you perform planking every day, you are fueling your core with the ability to hold your body still when you perform balance poses, and/or when you engage in an activity that requires balance. There are so many exercises that strengthen the core, but why planks are strange is because it also positions your body for stability and balance. Try mixing some side boards or planks with one leg up.
9/15. Improved Mood
Many people (including those who already do planks every day) do not know that planks offer spiritual benefits. As you hold your plank shape, it stretches the muscle groups and nerves that are responsible for stress and tension in the body. In addition to calming the brain, planks have proven to be therapeutic for anxiety and depression.
10/15. Bone Strength
It is a known fact that any form of weighted exercises are ideal for strengthening the bone. While you hold a plank every day, you maintain the weight of your body, which is beneficial for your bone. The result is that all bones attached to the recruited muscles are strengthened.
11/15. Glute Definition
Another important muscle group recruited by doing boards every day, are the buttocks. The buttocks are actively engaged while you perform plank exercises, especially if you have a leg for a greater challenge. In the end you shape your buttocks.
12/15. Shoulder Strength
Say goodbye to a weak shoulder. Planks effectively stretch the muscles in the shoulder. By doing planks every day, your shoulders become stronger, which helps to improve flexibility. What’s more, it allows you to handle tasks that seamlessly integrate the shoulder, such as lifting heavy objects.
13/15. Improved Flexibility
If you do planking every day, you stretch a lot of muscles that will allow you to move better. More than that, plank exercises helps with flexibility around the core so that you can bend or rotate easily without hurting your back and spine.
14/15. Supple Joints
Planks are not only advantageous for a six-pack tinted core, and strong bones. Plank activity also plays an important role in keeping joints supple. The joints carry a lot of pressure and when they are weak, the daily tasks become more and more difficult. However, if you make planks every day, you strengthen your joints so that they can handle pressure without complaining.
15/15. Improved Fitness Level
Once you start enjoying the benefits of doing planks every day, you wouldn’t want to stop. Additionally, it will motivate you to challenge yourself more with more fitness activity, especially if you’re not a fitness freak. By so doing, it improves your overall fitness level and quality of life. You’ll be bursting with energy and will power.
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