Instagram photo by arcenriquezHave you tried planking? While some of you could carry heavy loads, when you do this simple pose you'll find yourself shaking. No, I won't promote the 30-day challenge of planking until you can hold an hour of planking (just kidding!). Instead, let me introduce the modified version of planking. You see below how I transfer my weight forward that my shoulders go behind my elbows? This shows how I tried to stabilize using my triceps instead.
This is not just a good exercise to strengthen your core but also promoting loading with just your body weight.
So I was looking for strengthening movements in yoga and I chanced upon this video from Dena Maddie.
For just 15 minutes, the simple movements are good for warming up without having to move too much. Stretching is good as well for the neck and shoulders.
To my students and clients who feel like they cannot even hold a 30-second plank, try this modified version: plant your elbows on the floor and your knees. Tuck your stomach as you engage up and have a neutral spine while your head either on the floor or looking forward. Ensure bringing the weight forward.
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