One Exercise, Four Minutes, 28 Days, New Body

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    Get your body in perfect shape in the same way as thousands of people do around the world. The perfect body shape can be achieved by one effective exercise- plank.

    It is one of the most effective exercises to strengthen the central part (core) of the body. It may seem easy so beginners often skip it. However, it is the most powerful workout that will strengthen the muscles of the buttocks, arms and legs, it will melt more fat deposits than sit-ups and it will strengthen internal and external muscles of the back and the core.

    Plank is actually remaining in the push-up position, so the muscles work in a similar way as with push-ups – not lengthened or shortened, but also deeply becoming stronger and more durable.

    The Plank Challenge is designed to be completed in four weeks, gradually increased while time passes by. The first step of the challenge is holding the plank position 20 seconds, and the final goal is to achieve four minutes non-paused plank. Eventually, your muscle mass will be emphasized and your body will be ready for bigger challenges.

    Correct plank position

    The results of the challenge depend on the way you do this exercise. When you lift yourself on elbows and lean on your toes, it is essential for the upper body to be in a straight line.

    Control your body to remain in the correct position, and the neck and head to be in the extension of the back with taking a deep breath and with the help of abdominal muscles. Distribute the weight on your elbows and your feet so that you can strain the glutes in addition to enhance the balance.

    28-days Plank Challenge

    Day 1: 20 seconds
    Day 2: 20 seconds
    Day 3: 30 seconds
    Day 4:  30 seconds
    Day 5:  40 seconds
    Day 6:  rest
    Day 7:  45 seconds
    Day 8:  45 seconds
    Day 9:  60 seconds
    Day 10:  60 seconds
    Day 11:  60 seconds
    Day 12:  90 seconds
    Day 13:  rest
    Day 14:  90 seconds
    Day 15:  90 seconds
    Day 16:  120 seconds
    Day 17:  120 seconds
    Day 18:  150 seconds
    Day 19:  rest
    Day 20:  150 seconds
    Day 21:  150 seconds
    Day 22:  180 seconds
    Day 23:  180 seconds
    Day 24:  210 seconds
    Day 25:  rest
    Day 26:  210 seconds
    Day 27:  240 seconds
    Day 28:  longest you can

    This exercise is really demanding, which can be felt within the first twenty seconds. If you desire to work only on specific parts of the body, you should do different kinds of challenges, on the similar principle, but practicing other exercises.

    Source: healthierwayoflife.com

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