Quick Tips to Wellness: Plank Exercises Build A Stronger Core

Healthy balance and motion begins with strong core muscles. These are the muscles that enable us to stand upright, shift our body weight, and move in any direction. We demonstrate a plank with variations: try these at home to start building core strength today.

Plank Exercise [Pictured Above]

Support your body on your elbows and toes, and hold your torso rigid with your body in a straight line from toes to ears.

Hold the position for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 60 seconds.


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Plank Alternative:

If you want an extra challenge, from plank position, extend one arm straight out in front of you while you extend the opposite leg straight out behind you. Hold for 3 seconds. Relax, then repeat with the opposite arm and leg.

Gradually increase the time you hold the extended position as you get stronger.

Summit Orthopedics offers proactive wellness services

At Summit Orthopedics, we are committed to providing the resources, tools, and expertise you need to achieve your personal fitness goals. Our Summit wellness center is home to proactive wellness classes and training services for you and the whole family. Wellness experts can work with you or your physician to design an exercise program that supports lifelong health through exercise.

Start your journey to a more active self through our wellness services offered at the HealthEast Sports Center. Schedule a free wellness consultation online or call (651) 968-5766. Find the group fitness class that works with your schedule. Visit our Facebook page to learn all about the wellness events we offer to safely promote good health throughout your life.

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