30 days of ‘Planks and Thanks’ is our exercise challenge for this month. Part one of the challenge is to practice and progress your plank using good control and technique. I recommend you keep a record of your planks i.e., the number of sets and duration each day so you can note your progress. Part two of the challenge is to write down one thing that you are thankful for each day of the month.
A plank is a great exercise to strengthen the core. It engages the abdominal muscles, glutes, shoulders, back and legs. Doing a plank, a day can help improve your strength, posture and trunk stability as well as contributing to muscle tone and improving your balance.
What are the benefits of a plank?
What is a plank?
A plank is a body weight exercise involving holding your body on your toes and forearms or hands while facing down.
Tips for improving your plank
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The Thanks Challenge
Write down something you are thankful for each day (no matter how small). You could record this in your diary, calendar or print off a new sheet to keep note of your planks and thanks.