I’m sure many of you are wondering, who is Deb and why is she writing a blog on JazzCo Fitness? Well, I am the proud mother of Jazzy and she is my favorite (and only) daughter.
The first time I did the plank, I remember thinking that it looked easy, required no equipment and I was certain I could do it! I lasted 23 seconds! I’ve since come to love this exercise. It’s challenging but it gets great results!
The plank is a yoga pose that will help improve your posture and engage all the muscles of the core. To begin the plank, mirror CoCo’s position in the photo above. Lie face down on an exercise mat and place your elbows and forearms under your chest. Prop yourself up using your toes and forearms. Keep your body in a straight line (no sagging). Hold for 15-60 seconds or as long as you can. Work your way up to three minutes.
Today is my 61st birthday and I’m up to two minutes on the plank. My challenge to you is to do better than I! Forget the whip and nae nae – how long can you plank?