RECLAIMING FITNESS

Reclaiming fitness is not only about fat loss; it’s about developing self-control, strength and stamina!

  • 27th July
    2012
  • 27
Reclaiming fitness is not only about weight loss; it’s about building core strength and stability.
Planks are the best core-strengthening exercise. In a plank position, muscles in the upper body, lower body, and core are activated to resist the force of gravity and keep the body in proper alignment. Planks are challenging, because gravity is acting down on the entire backside of your body. This is a large surface area. Muscles strengthened during a plank are the same the same muscles used to stand and sit upright throughout each day. However, the surface area acted upon by gravity when upright now is much less – only the top of your head. Strengthen your core and other stabilizers with planks, and now keeping good posture the rest of the day is almost effortless.
Planks are great for a few other reasons.The simple plank has numerous variations, offering a wide spectrum of intensity options. There is an ideal plank position for every fitness level, and it’s easy to progress to the next level when you are ready. Planks can be done anywhere and require no equipment. Using your own body weight to strengthen your own muscles is extremely functional, and since so many muscles are involved in planking they provide exceptional value for your time invested. (Avy Barnes)

Reclaiming fitness is not only about weight loss; it’s about building core strength and stability.

Planks are the best core-strengthening exercise. In a plank position, muscles in the upper body, lower body, and core are activated to resist the force of gravity and keep the body in proper alignment. Planks are challenging, because gravity is acting down on the entire backside of your body. This is a large surface area. Muscles strengthened during a plank are the same the same muscles used to stand and sit upright throughout each day. However, the surface area acted upon by gravity when upright now is much less – only the top of your head. Strengthen your core and other stabilizers with planks, and now keeping good posture the rest of the day is almost effortless.

Planks are great for a few other reasons.The simple plank has numerous variations, offering a wide spectrum of intensity options. There is an ideal plank position for every fitness level, and it’s easy to progress to the next level when you are ready. Planks can be done anywhere and require no equipment. Using your own body weight to strengthen your own muscles is extremely functional, and since so many muscles are involved in planking they provide exceptional value for your time invested. (Avy Barnes)

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    KILLER exercise! Everyone needs to do some planks!
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    planks are actually my favorite ab exercise
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    Core strength is the foundation of fitness
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