I am a walking enthusiast. I used to walk 9 miles daily Pre-COVID-19. Now I avoid getting out of the house. I compensate my outside walking with climbing 36 stairs at home itself.
Even after doing that, I have accumulated fats on my hips and belly. Today, I gave a try to plank. I began with elbow plank and my body started shaking and I managed to do it for 45 secs. That’s a small victory to me and I added this activity to to-do list. I believe in the power of the compound effect. Darren Hardy says that small consistent efforts lead to long-term results.
Elbow plank puts strain on our neck, back, hamstring muscles, and abdominal muscles. Your backbone gets stretched and any tangled nerve gets straightned. Your spinal cord should be in line with your legs, and your head should face down. Take gradual deep breath in and out.
Core muscles gets activated and it increases your endurance. You can lift heavy objects with getting backache. Your body posture improve and you look more confident.
You can try full plank and cross plank as well. In full plank, you have to touch your palms on the ground instead of elbows. And during cross plank, you have to face sideways. See the image below.
60 seconds are all you need to spare. It was my first day and I know I’m not going to get results tomorrow. However, the compound effect is working. Small unnoticeable changes will give results after 21 days of consistency.
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