Among ways to improve your fitness level, planks are one of the best. Although it’s by far one of the most hated bodyweight exercises, I don’t think it will ever go away. Apart from being popular, planks require no equipment, engages multiple muscle groups at the same time and you can drop down and do them literally anywhere. Planks are very simple and practical but it will achieve tremendous results you never believed were possible. Let’s a look at some benefits of doing planks every day.
1/15. Core Strength
This is like the first and foremost key benefit of doing planks every day. Among the many muscle groups engaged in doing planks, the major core muscle groups recruited are; the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus, and the external oblique muscle. The core is responsible for providing support in so many physical activities, so strengthening them is of utmost importance.
2/15. Core Definition
Everyone wants a six pack on their abdomen – both men and women alike. Of course, you can’t be doing planks every day and not look hot – physically. Planks afford you the benefit of a more defined physical appearance, i.e. you get a six pack! More so, your oblique muscles will assume a very beautiful definition.