Planking: Are You Doing It Right?

Exercise routines shouldn’t be harmful to anyone

In fitness and exercise parlance, planking is a term used for a specific exercise position that requires lying face down with raised tiptoes and elbows. It is believed that it can strengthen the torso and promote overall stability and balance.

However, recent health issues have been raised with regards to the possible negative effects of this specific position being incorporated in Pilates and yoga classes.

Ordinary people may be in the danger of giving themselves more harm than good if not doing the right planking position.

Read the article below to know more:



The ultra competitive exercise fad that can ruin your health: It’s called planking — and it’s sweeping gyms and Pilates classes
The plank is one of the toughest exercises you can do with your body
You have to lie flat and hold yourself on your tiptoes and elbows
Lisa Brinkworth suffered months of pain after doing the plank in Pilates.

A plank, for the uninitiated, is an exercise position that’s generally regarded as one of the toughest things you can do to your body.

You lie flat on the floor, then raise yourself on your tiptoes and elbows — keeping your forearms on the ground and your back flat, so you look like a coffee table. Then you hold that position for as long as you can.