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Planks strengthen your core, upper and lower body

image: © Frank Herzog / Fotolia

image: © Frank Herzog / Fotolia

How to do Planks properly

Planks are one of the popular exercises in isometric training. While doing planks you contract your muscles against some stationary resistance.

This exercise is common in regeneration or recovery process which helps to prevent injuries. Abdominal muscles, shoulder muscles, back muscles, glutes and leg muscles are the major muscles worked while doing planks.

Many people think that it’s easy to do and it’s a pure waste of time. If you follow the right techniques it won’t be that much easy to do and the end result is a toned and perfect body.

Proper technique:

– Lie on your knees and forearms while facing down the floor. This is the starting position.

– Now push yourself up so that you are resting on your elbows and toes.

– Do not lean inward or outward your body.

– Make sure that… Continue reading



How to do push ups properly

image: © lunamarina / Fotolia

image: © lunamarina / Fotolia

How to do push ups properly

Push- ups are the most common exercises comes to your mind when you start a fitness routine. This is one of the most powerful exercises that helps to shape your total body.

It helps to build your upper body parts such as chest, triceps, shoulders, biceps. It also targets your abdominal and back muscles.

Proper technique:

  • Lie on the floor with your hands wider than your shoulder.
  • Your starting position should be, you are raised up from the floor and balancing on your toes and hands.
  • You should maintain a good posture, your shoulders, butts and knees should form a straight line.
  • You can position your toes closer or slightly wider.
  • Now pull in and tighten your belly muscles.
  • Lower down your body and now  your elbows form an angle of 90 degrees.
  • You must inhale while lowering… Continue reading