Want a flat tummy, here are 6 plank variations that you can try
Plank is an isometric core strength exercise that helps to sculpt your waistline and improve your posture. Here are six plank variations you can try to get a flat tummy.
Depending on the type of plank you try, you can also engage your back, arms, shoulders, glutes, and hamstrings.
Here are a few plank variations that you can do in less than 30 minutes.
Here are 6 plank variations for a flatter tummy:
1. Knee Plank
If holding the above plank is too difficult, try lowering your knees to the floor. Keep your back straight and core tight. Practice holding it until you can work up to a full standard plank.
2. Standard Plank
The high plank targets the core and works on your arms, butt, and legs. Start on your hands and knees on the ground. Your hands and knees should be shoulder-width apart. Lift your knees off the ground and push your feet back, bringing your body to full extension. Once you are there, make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart to start. This will help you feel more stable in the position, having your feet closer together will make the exercise more challenging.
3. Single arm Plank
Come to a high plank position. Rotate your body to the left and balance on your right arm, with your left foot stacked atop your right. Put your left hand on your hip. Hold for at least 10 seconds then lower yourself to the floor. Repeat the exercise on the other side.
4. One point Plank
To enter this position, start from the standard plank and pull your navel to your spine. Start in a plank position and lift your left leg off the ground so your heel is even with your pelvis. Hold this position for 10 seconds.
5. Side Plank
Come to a high plank position, press your right hand into the mat and turn your body so your weight is on the outer edge of your right foot, stack your left foot on top and extend your left arm with fingers pointing toward the sky. Tighten your lower-ab muscles and brace your entire core. Hold it for 60 seconds.
6. Hip dip Plank
From standard plank position, slowly dip both hips to the left side. Go down but do not touch the floor. Come back up to a plank and repeat on the right side.