What if you tried the plank challenge for two weeks? You will be amazed by the results.
It might not seem much to do a 2-minute plank every day for two weeks, but you’d be surprised to see the results!
The best about this challenge is that you can customize it, you can do it for two minutes if you feel you can do it, but you can do it for less time as well, and gradually rev it up. You can also start doing a high plank and move on to an elbow plank.
It is always challenging
If you think it is going to get easier, well, it doesn’t, it feels like a challenge until day 14. But you will notice that other workouts will become easier as your core will get stronger.
Schedule your challenge
To be consistent, it is important to set a reminder and time yourself so you actually complete the 2-minute challenge a day.
2 Minutes is a lot
Though you might think that a 2-minute plank a day is not much at all, it can turn into something powerful. Even 2 minutes a day that you dedicate to something that serves you, is emotionally and physically beneficial.
Committing to following this challenge teaches you the importance of setting small goals for yourself. It will make you think of other things that you can commit to doing. What if you started meditating 2 minutes a day? Or if you started taking a walk once a week? Be realistic about your goals, set small goals every day –it could be as simple as today I’ll eat my 5-a-day and it can turn into something much bigger. Baby steps, that is the trick.
3 exercises to lose the love handles in a few minutes
Start sitting on the floor on an exercise mat, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Hold a weighted ball in both hands, arms extended in front of you. Lean back about 45 degrees. Twist your torso to the right, allowing your arms to come across your chest and dip toward the floor on your right side. Then twist left. 10 reps, 2 sets.
Traditional planks target some of the muscles you want to work, but the biggest impact will come from turning this move on its side. Resting on one elbow, raise your hips in the air so that you create a straight line from your top shoulder to your feet. Hold for five seconds, then dip your hips toward the floor and raise them again. Do 10 dips or one minute, whichever comes first. Switch sides.
Start in an extended plank position: arms straight, body in one long line from your shoulders to your feet. Bend left elbow to the floor, then right, lowering your body into a low plank position. Straighten arms and return to start. Repeat 10 times.
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