Benefits of plank exercise

If I had to give one simple exercise that most people could put in place other then walking to avoid back pain and neck pain, it would be plank.  It is simple, does not require and equipment or even clothing for that matter.  And... it is full of benefits as I have listed below.

Plank pose

Plank pose exercise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. A lean, in shape stomach. Planking will assist in conditioning your core muscles that prepared for lean, strong abs. And as your stomach muscles end up being more powerful, your mid-section will certainly tighten and become more "toned".

2. Lower Pain in the back. When your abs get stronger, it alleviates the stress and strain on your back muscles, which assists to ease back pain.

3. Flexibility is increased. Planks also increase the strength of your posterior muscle groups (those on your backside). The muscles around your shoulders and shoulder blades will certainly increase in strength and flexibility, as will the muscles of your hamstrings, calves, as well as the arches of your feet and your toes.

4. Enhances Your Mood. Nearly every exercise has the potential to improve your state of mind, however planks are distinct in that they help to stretch and eventually relax muscles groups that commonly become stiff and tense from long term sitting. The stress release that planks supply has actually been revealed to boost your spirit.

5. Enhance Your Balance and Posture. Planks work all the muscles you have to keep appropriate posture, like your back, chest, shoulders, abs, and neck. If you do planks routinely, you'll discover you have the ability to sit or stand up straighter a lot easier - without even without having to think about it.

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Dr. Mathew Stockstad, M.Div, D.C.


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