Fitness challenges are all over the Internet. But did you ever wonder what happens with your body after following a fitness challenge, or more specifically a plank challenge, for 30 days? Of course you get better. But better how?
To answer this question, we took this 30-day plank challenge. And the results were incredible for a such short period of working out (from 20 seconds in the first day to 5 minute in the last day).
Here’s what happened:
Abs strengthened significantly since the first day of the challenge.
Starting from the second week, the lower back pain (from sitting too long at the desk) disappeared completely.
The metabolism and energy level increased a lot.
And that’s not all. Since this exercise works multiple muscle groups at the same time, chances are you’ll burn more fat than by doing any other isometric exercise.
If you’re overweight, this plank challenge will be a hell for you. Your timer will be your fiercest enemy. But the fat burning results and health benefits are enormous, so it’s worth trying.
The 30-day plank challenge is not recommended for those with health issues, so better consult with your doctor before taking the challenge.
30-Day Plank Challenge
You don’t need any special equipment for this workout. In fact, you don’t need any equipment at all.
And the good thing is you’ll get all the benefits in less than 5 minutes per day, without performing any difficult move. Just by maintaining your posture in a horizontal position for a short period of time you’ll be able to burn more calories than you do by doing any other isometric exercise. Awesome, right?!
Well, it’s definitely awesome, but it’s not easy at all. Even if you’re not a sedentary person, this plank challenge could give you some headaches (figuratively, of course).
But you won’t regret it! Your posture will improve, the entire body will gain strength, you’ll boost your metabolism and prevent injury.
Check out the infographic below to see how much you need to hold into a plank position each day (Hint: do it the commercial break during your favourite TV show).