There are two types of people in the world, those who love planks and those who feel planking should be banned. Gravity isn’t our friend, so why should we fight it?
Yet, there are many reasons why planking every day is better than discovering your gym crush isn’t a terminator with programming set to deceive and destroy. One will leave you with lasting positive results, both mentally and physically. The other, based on history, will likely result in having to change gyms.
It’s impossible to view any fitness account on social media without seeing someone in a plank, looking sexy AF. Be it a super-hot, half-naked, basic fit chick, or a shredded to the bone bro with a pile of plates on his back. Their images either inspire an unexplained psychotic rage, or pure envy.
There are many articles about the benefits of planks claiming to make us sexier and basically cure cancer. Experienced yogis, freakishly sized steroid filled bodybuilders, and everyone in between can be heard singing the praises of planking… so in the pursuit of knowledge, we did some research.
While the results were somewhat expected, we did find a few surprising benefits that we think you should know. Check them out below.
1. They Strengthen Your Core
The term ‘core’ is often used as a euphemism for abs with many thinking sit-ups will achieve a ripped six-pack. This is as unlikely as finding a natural bodybuilder in the Mr. Olympia competition. Made up of major and minor muscles in the front, back and sides of the body, having a weak core will affect more than just your squats. It will affect your ability to drop it like it’s hot in the club or in the bedroom.
To bring your a-game to the club and the bedroom start planking every day. Either add it to your normal exercise routine or start the day with them. When you plank every day, all the muscles in your core will strengthen to cope with the demand you are placing on your body. Treat the exercise like brushing your teeth, never miss a day, and you’ll be smiling like the cat that got the cream.