I love planks. The goal is to hold them for 60 seconds, by 30 seconds I get pissed off and have to talk myself into not giving up, then 45 seconds hit and my body starts shaking like a leaf, as soon as my timer reads 00:00 I drop down to my knees huffing and puffing like I just ran a marathon. All this because I was holding my body in a certain position, no reps, no weights, no crazy movements, isn’t the human body awesome.
What about those standing running man’s I posted last week? If you haven’t tried them yet stop reading and try one right now! You might fall over as soon as you try to bring your body down, it’s crazy how good you assume your balance is, and as you as you challenge it your body freaks out and you have to hold on to something to stop gravity from pulling you down.
I plan on sprinkling in more and more stabilization and balance exercise over the next few months. Here is a list of benefits of messing with your equilibrium.
- Improves communication between brain and muscles
- Helps with muscle isolation
- Make your body work harder which burns more calories
- Good for all ages
- Keeps your mind and body young
- Helps prevent slips, trips, and falls
- Everyone from beginner to elite athletes can benefit for balance and stabilization exercises
- Increases the effectiveness of your workouts