The Plank has dethroned traditional sit-ups and crunches as the new king of core exercise. If one of your goals is a stronger core, there’s no better move than a Plank.
People in the fitness world love to track. We track our progress, our food, and of course our workouts. And it’s all for good reason.
Getting started in your Fitness Journey is possibly the hardest part. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise might help with all the stress and general unhappiness that you don’t really know why you’ve been feeling. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?
For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group loathing it, and another borderline obsessed? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat is important, and hitting the gym and can have tremendous positive effects. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.