Plank benefits: 60 seconds daily

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.

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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.

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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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Published by Chirantan Raut

Hi there! I am a health-tech blogger, an average book reader, food and nutrition enthusiast, and sales professional. Copywriting is the think that drives me. I can make the print on 'Buy' button fade away. No matter whether you are seller, buyer, performer, affiliate marketer, Amazon seller or an astronaut, you need to advertise with persuasion to make money. Power in words and their structuring can do wonders to make your inventory empty. 'Show me your library, and I will tell you what kind of person you are' is damn true. Books give you direction to your final goal. I read atleast 3-4 books per year. I'm here only because of the books. What is the purpose of daily life without proper food and nutrition? Health is wealth. Steve Jobs said that 'What is the use to be the richest person in coffin?'. Nobody wants to spend earned money in hospital bills. I make valuable content to food habits. I'm a rockstar on Quora! I love the art of advertising. I am creating a personal brand, you can check my IG. I have 2 years of sales experience. I sold fruit syrups to retailers, fruit juice at kiosk, mobile applications and softwares to hospitals, medicines to doctors and pharmacies and, Point of Sales machine to merchants. Sales taught me customer mindset, objection handling and most important, facing rejection. I had seen bad days and good days. Those days were worth my struggle. I will share my genuine opinions on health-tech industry.

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