Raise your hand if you like planks?! I do, but I didn’t always like planks. I tend to like the moves that I am really good at. Kind of like math, if I know how to solve the equation, I loved doing those ones. But when it comes to the equations or moves that I was terrible at, I just cringed and got through it as fast as I could. Until I realized how vital a strong core is to everything else we do.
Strengthening your core is so important. The core acts as a stabilizer for the entire body. Think about this, how many hours a day are you sitting in your car and/or at your desk? For me, that’s a total of about 8+ hours. Yikes! Did you know that if you sit for too long your core weakens? When your core weakens it results in other problem areas such as lower back pain. Nobody has time for that!
Now we all know that one of the absolute best core strengthening workouts is a plank. Here is a 5 minute plank workout that you can do in the morning before work, on your lunch break, after work – anytime really! Keep your muscles engaged throughout the day whether that is walking, running or even planks and watch how your strength improves by making those tiny adjustments.
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