Get Fit Ep 5: Plank Variations For A Slimmer And Flatter Tummy

Exercise & FitnessBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamApr 09, 2020

Planks activate your upper body and lower body. For getting a flat belly, planks are highly recommended. Watch this video to understand how planks are a great way to strengthen your core, bringing you a lot many steps closer to your dream weight and waist. Read below to understand the various planks showcased in this video:

  • Full plank: For this, keep your arms below your shoulders. Put your weight on your arms and toes equally and make a straight line with your body. Keep your spine straight and stable. Maintain it for 30 seconds with 15 seconds break
  • Elbow Plank: Place your elbows on the mat and evenly distribute your weight on both elbows and toes. Again keep your back straight, maintaining your breath normally. Hold this position for 30 seconds
  • Shoulder taps: Follow the full plank position, keeping your back straight by lifting your one hand and tapping on the opposite side shoulder. This will shift the weight on each side for a few seconds that challenges your upper body. Do 20 taps in total.
  • Side planks: This focuses on obliques and back fat. Put your weight equally on your elbows as well as legs. Keep your body straight and balance your body by raising your other hand or placing it on your waist. Hold this position for 15 seconds and switch to another side.
  • Hip dips: Come on elbow plank position and dip your hip either side. This variation focuses on your oblique and lower-back. Do 20 counts in total.

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