All of us dream of having a nice flat belly, a six pack which will make you look good. The go-to problem solver for most people is usually doing crunches. But there are exercises that are underestimated because of their static nature that are much more effective.
Look no further! That’s doing the plank.
The plank may look like an easy exercise, but it will tire you more than doing hundreds of crunches at a time. It focuses on working out the upper part of the body and the so-called ‘corset muscles’ are the one that are getting most of the benefit. Even though it is a static exercise, it creates tension in those muscles and that results in getting tight muscles in no time.
The plank workout for getting a six pack lasts 21 days and is divided into a different set of exercises for every week.
From Monday until Sunday of the first week, you need to hold the plank position for 30 seconds. If it gets easier to hold it as the end of the week approaches, you can increase to 60 seconds in the last days.
The same plank pose should be done every day of the second week as well, but you will add 30 seconds.
For the third week you will add a minute to the duration of your previous plank pose. So, this will make it last 120 seconds or 150 seconds.
It’s crucial to be persistent and do the plank every day. If you start to feel like quitting, motivate yourself with inspirational articles.