Say goodbye to sit ups and crunches and get motivated with planking.Firstly why planking? Sit ups and crunches can actually put strain on the lower back. For example when doing a sit up or crunch you are bending your back which is putting emphasis on the lower back muscles and not working the abdominal muscles to full capacity.
Do Plank Exercises Work The Entire Core?
Plank exercises work the entire core and the abdominal muscles. The erector spinae, the rectus abdominus and the transverse abdominus are worked. In the upper body the position of the plank works the trapezius, rhomboids, deltoids and pectorals. In the lower body the gluteus maximus and quadriceps are used.
What Are The Benefits Of Planking Exercises?
The benefits of planking are strength, balance, good posture and endurance. No equipment is needed, just your body! A big plus if you are away from home. So if you want abs that show or even stand out, get planking!