I Tried Doing Planks for 5 Minutes Every Day for a Month
day 2: instead of conquering my five minutes' worth of planks all in a row, i decide to separate them between sprints of work.ideally, this would force me to get up from my desk and use the rest of my body for 60 seconds at a time. not so ideal: i do two plank holds, forget about the rest until after dinner, and am forced to do the remaining minutes on a full stomach.
How to Do a Plank: Techniques, Benefits, Variations
the plank is more of a strength-building exercise than a cardio exercise, but by engaging a range of muscles it does boost your calorie burn a bit. how many calories burned depends on your weight and how long you hold the plank. typically, a 150-pound individual will burn about 3 calories a minute holding a plank.