Let’s be honest, how many times can you say the word FUCK in one minute? If you don’t know try holding a plank! A plank may seem simple when you scroll through your Instagram or Facebook feed watching others hold it, but I invite you to try the queen of all exercises that yields to tone arms and abs. This is a key move for beginners and advanced fit queens.
I love variation when it comes to my workout routine. Just like my sex life, I like things spicy and different to avoid monotony, BUT the plank is a staple in most of my routines as well as the burpee. To build a strong core you don’t need the 1001 variations on the sit-ups, you can just stick to the plank and here is a bonus: you will also be working out your arms and side body.
The Benefits of a High Plank:
· Helps you achieve that nice flat belly you’ve been yearning for (along with good nutrition)
· Supports your lower back which in turn helps with back aches and better posture
· Will help you in other activities such as yoga, running, dancing, weightlifting and hiking.
How to do a High-Plank
1. Get in a that doggy-style position with your hands stacked right under your shoulders and knees bent stacked under your hips
2. Take one leg back at a time and be sure to put your booty down as you squeeze it along with your heels while you hold your core maintaining a straight line from head to heels—make that stomach tight.
3. Push away from the floor and don’t let your hips drop.
4. Start off by holding it for :30 seconds and repeat 4 sets until you can build up to holding it for 1-2 minutes repeating 4 rounds.
If you need to start with the forearm plank until you build more strength on your wrists (which was my case for a while) this is how it's done