Reducing weight is not easy, We search and try many things to experiment on ourselves. Bodyweight exercises are well known in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. But Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion.
Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Because they require a small time investment, and you can achieve your goal without much expense. The best part is you can do it at your home at any time.
A woman shared her own story that how plank helped her so much, “I sit hunched over my desk all day, a vision of poor posture, so the idea of planking, developing my core strength, and, bonus, possibly preventing some of my persistent lower backaches, is appealing. And when I mention the woman’s trick to my husband, Jason, he’s intrigued too.”
“We agree to try it out together. And really, what I thought would happen next is that we’d plank for a day or two. Maybe a week, maybe. But to my surprise, here we are, months later, casually asking each other every day: Hey, want to plank? she says.
“Here are seven things that I realized as Jason and I created and maintained this daily planking habit.”
She added, “Our first week, we plank for just 30 seconds a day. And that, I think, is part of the key to our success. When Jason asks if now is a good time to plank, even if my five-minute reminder about a meeting just flashed on my screen, there is indeed enough time. And keep in mind, planking is a zero-equipment move. All you need is the floor. I’ve planked in PJs, in tights, in office outfits, and most of all, in everyday jeans. No need for a costume change to plank it out.”
“Our planking routine is simple: At a random time, we lie on the floor. One of us sets a timer for the week’s time (plus three seconds), hits “start,” then does a 3-2-1 countdown. Each week, we add five seconds to our total daily plank time.” she added.
She says “Some days, it’s me that suggests planking. Far more often, it’s Jason. There’s no question in my mind that if planking were a solo operation, it would’ve fizzled out long ago. Like paying in advance for a yoga class or signing up for a 5K, an accountability buddy gives a nudge that encourages commitment.”
“The first time we plank, we lie parallel on the floor, staring at my iPhone screen. We watch three YouTube videos in a row, full of spandex, confident instructors, who share tips: Don’t hold your breath, keep your head in position, try these variations, and so on,” she added.
“We’ve planked before, of course, but it’s been a while. My form is not perfect. But it turns out, getting that feedback from my husband only makes me cranky. He may well be right that my head is too far down or that my lower back has collapsed, but the comments make me uneasy and I rudely tell him to keep his eyes on his own planks.
(Since Jason’s an artist, accustomed to constructive critiques from peers and outsiders, he’s far more appreciative and open to feedback.)”
“Planking with Jason makes me feel close to him. It’s the most manageable of projects, easier than hunting for a new apartment, caring for our cat, dealing with work issues, illness, family drama, or so many other things we’ve done through the years. But it is still something that just the two of us are doing, and doing together. She said.
“Also: Sometimes at the end of our planking, it’s conversation time. Most are small-scale. (As in, “Wow, have you noticed how dusty it is under the TV stand??”) Sometimes though, we talk through weekend plans or even bigger topics. It’s nice, even if it sometimes means the planking portion of the day sometimes stretches beyond the ding of the timer.”
She also said, “I feel ready for more: Most days, when the timer goes off, I collapse downward immediately. Lately, though, I’ve been trying to hold the position just one more second or swooping into a downward facing dog. I’ve resurrected my seven-minute workout app on my phone, have big plans for my warm-weather jogging, and am pondering the best time to sign up for a swim class.”
“Having this just-over-a-minute plank in my day makes me think more about fitness and what bigger, more challenging goals I’d like to go after next. And even if there is no noticeable difference to my abs, I feel stronger, more capable, and just a smidge more fit.” She added.