Start 2018 off right by strengthening your core muscles, improving your posture, reducing back pain, and bettering your balance.
Take a #30DayPlankChallenge to start your year off on the right foot! (Provided there are no reasons you can’t participate, e.g., doctor said, “Don’t plank.”)
We’ve posted a suggested plan, and you can find others on our Facebook page or online. The idea is to improve your fitness and health. Be kind to yourself. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask doctor before beginning this challenge. For most of us, this will be encouragement to increase our activity levels after the holiday season.
Proper plank form will reduce the chance of injury and likely improve your results. You can find tips here.
Essentially, keep your core and leg muscles engaged; keep your bum aligned — not sagging to the floor and not up in the air; look at the floor to maintain a neutral spine; stack your shoulders, elbows, and wrists (depending on which version of the plank you choose.)
Download the plan here.#30DayPlankChallenge
Remember: If you are at all concerned about taking this challenge, ask Doctor before starting the challenge. This is a suggestion. Go at your own pace and celebrate your gains. If you feel pain, faint, etc while performing the movement, please stop and reassess.