Maybe you’ve seen your friends post hilarious versions of “planking it” at work or some other tomfoolery, but the truth is that the plank is serious business for your core!
It engages all your major core muscles– your abs, glutes, and back. When toned, the core acts as a girdle for your midsection, flattening your belly!
You can easily incorporate planks into your daily walking routine. Do them before or after, or before AND after!
To get started, perform 2 planks, each with a 15-30 second hold. Do this every day for a week, then add another 15 seconds each following week. You’ll be holding full minute planks in no time.
*Hint: Be sure to draw your abs in to protect the lower back by pushing your belly button back to the spine, and squeeze the glutes to protect the lower back.