Kayla Itsines Shared a “Game-Changing” Plank Workout Tip

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There’s no doubt that planks are one of the best full-body workouts that fire up the core muscles, lower body, and upper body while strengthening your posture. But when it comes to planks, they can be really boring. SWEAT trainer Kayla Itsines is here to make them more exciting. She just shared a “Game-Changing” plank tip that she learned after giving birth to her daughter.

Itsines posted the tip on her Instagram along with a video demonstrating it, which focuses on breathing. After you get in plank position, “breathe in through your nose, and when you blow out through your mouth, I want you to do it so hard,” she explains.

“My core is so engaged, it’s so on, and I just keep doing that: in through your nose, out through your mouth. As you do that, you can watch your stomach, your core, engage and tense, and it makes planks go so much faster, and it’s so much more effective,” the fitness influencer continues.

By staying mindful of your breathing, the exercise goes by so much quicker and it increases oxygen flow to your entire body, making the exercise more effective. We’re here for anything that can make planks more bearable and the time go by quicker.