short post alert! Mayday Mayday do you copy?
In THIS post, We tackled Planks and saw how great they were at toning your mid section , strengthening your back and improving your flexibility in general. I mean who wouldn’t want that? I used to think that Gymnasts didn’t need a stronger back and abs because they needed their backs to be flexible enough to perform the crazy stunts and now I am just sad that I ever thought like that
So I know you are probably thinking , Isn’t planks serving the same purpose? why do i need to do side planks ? well, Planks are good but you need to do side planks to make it perfect, it is like an unsolved incomplete math equation that needs side planks to solve the problem, it is just what you need to strengthen and tone your Quadratus lumborum muscle . A muscle that ordinary planks definitely do not tackle
have you been having back pains? well, with the authorization of your doctor, you can perform this exercise and ‘Bam!’ your back pains and sorrows just got served , you’re welcome. You most importantly need not to worry about a saggy side stomach commonly known as ‘mataya‘ because together with a healthier diet and cardio , it gives you a toned stomach,
In case you are wondering how to do it, just lay down on your side, ensuring that you ONLY support yourself with your hand and feet (not legs) and your other hand at the back of your head as seen below
or vertically straight straight above your head or on your hip
stay in that position for as long as you can, twenty seconds preferably for beginners, rest for ten and redo the repetitions switching sides
remember to have fun as you do them, it is not a punishment, just a reminder of how strong you are getting.
You are beautiful no matter what they say
stay fit, stay healthy