Plank exercises is another popular exercise for the midsection. I used to think that it was quite pointless to try, but I was wrong.
Doing it for ten repetitions is enough to get your abdominals working and your heartbeat up!
Having said that, if you think you can do a few more, go ahead. :D Your hard work and effort will pay off.
Make sure that your elbows and shoulders are in a straight line, perpendicular to the floor.
Your head, neck, back and legs should be in a straight line.
Do not move your head during the exercise. Looking elsewhere can strain your neck.
This will cause muscle strains. Always remind yourself to keep your head, neck, back and legs in a straight line. It is very important.
Do not hold your breath during the exercise.
Longer durations of this workout can be really great on your abdominals. Remember to increase the intensity slowly, to prevent yourself from getting injuries.
I like this exercise because it is easy - not a lot of movements required - yet pretty effective too.
I find the other abdominal exercises rather boring too. I can do planks and listen to music without my earphones falling off!
Try it out, maybe in the morning after you get out of bed. It will be a wonderful "perk-me-up"!
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