Planking will increase your Core Strength, improve your posture and lessen your back-pain. Additionally you can gain a flat stomach by doing it. Start by trying to hold it for 1 minute and work your way up to 2 minutes. Listening to a favourite song while you do this helps.
Here’s a tutorial for beginners on how to do Planks.
If you are more advanced, try Zuska Lights’ Planking workout.
Benefits of planking workouts include:
- Improved core strength
- Engages multiple muscle groups at once
- Toned tighter tummy
- Improved posture
- Flexibility and balance
- Better mood
- Less back pain