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Lockdown measures due to Covid-19 have derailed the fitness routine of so many of us. And, while we cannot go to the gym for the time being or out for a run, we can still find ways to workout at home and ensure the intensity remains intact. This is where planks come in.
Plank is probably the most efficient and wholesome exercise to engage the core and strengthen the abdomen muscles. This exercise is a favourite of many professional sports personalities, entertainers and fitness enthusiasts as it also strengthens your hips, lower back and improves body balance and stamina.
Recently, celebrity fitness trainer and author of The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Being Fit,
Namrata Purohit took to Instagram to share her expert tips on doing the plank right. Namrata is a renowned Pilates instructor and has worked with celebrities such as Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora.
In her Instagram post, she writes “Do the plank right! A basic exercise as such, but one which can go quite wrong! To enjoy its benefits, do it right! Keep the core engaged, back in neutral and breathe!”
Check out the post here:
In the first part of her reel, she can be seen demonstrating how to do the plank in the correct way. To get started:
In the second part of her reel, she asks her followers to be careful of common mistakes that one tends to make when doing the plank pose as it could lead to injuries. These include:
So, ladies, try this wondrous exercise to tone those abs and enhance your overall bodily strength.