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You probably already know about the power of planks! So, we’ve brought you a plank challenge. Frankly, this one doesn’t have a name yet but you can call it a compound plank because it is a mix of the basic forearm plank and single-leg raise plank. So, are you ready for the challenge?
So, this plank is divided into 4 poses:
You have to perform all 4 poses consecutively without getting out of the plank position. There will be tangible benefits only if you complete the entire cycle.
Basically, this plank variation is for 40 seconds for the beginners, one minute 30 seconds for the people who are at the intermediate level, and 3 minutes for those who exercise regularly.
Now you know how to perform this plank variation but do you know that 5 reps of it will ensure that your abs and obliques stay toned? This mix is a powerful one.
1. The first forearm plank helps in building contraction in the core area – which means your abs, obliques, and lower back.
2. When you lift up your leg to do a single-leg hold, the oblique of that particular side gets engaged and takes you a step closer to toning up your sides.
3. When you get back into the forearm hold, that’s when the real magic happens! It is called the magic of fat burning. Your body is able to reach the maximum level of contraction and your entire core is actively engaged.
4. Keep in mind that you’ll have to do this for at least a month to tone up your belly.
So, ladies, think you can take this challenge? Trust us, you won’t regret it.