I added a plank to my morning routine and was surprised with the results

I’m looking for visible abs, and sure, I know the idea that they’re made in the kitchen, and it’s so much harder to burn it off, but that doesn’t stop me from adding weird and wonderful exercises to my daily routine. I started with 30 sit-ups a day for 30 daysthen i tried 100 dead insects per day for a week and now I’ve switched to planks. Do I already have a strong core? Look what happened when I tried to add a plank to my routine.

Luckily for me, you don’t have to hold a plank for as long as you think to get results – a researcher introduces you you only need to hold the move for 10 seconds to work your core† A plank is an isometric exercise designed to strengthen during the stillness as your body works against gravity to hold the pose.

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Let’s start by talking about the shape. Your position during the plank is essential for both the health of your spine and the results in your abs. To get into plank position correctly, start in a pushup position, with your arms placed slightly wider than your shoulders and your body weight on your hands flat against the floor or your forearms, depending on which variation you opt for. Think about creating a straight line from your heels to the crown of your head, engaging your core.

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