I Took the 30-Day Plank Challenge and Here’s What Happened

Not all Internet fitness challenges are effective, but Bright Side wants to share with you a 30-day challenge that will bring benefits to your health. Today we are going to tell you about the experience of someone who took this challenge.

The challenge is to maintain the same posture for a certain time period — 20 seconds on the first day, up to 5 minutes on day 30.

Journalist Leah Wynalek decided to test the effectiveness of the challenge. Leah is not a sedentary person, so she thought it would be an easy test. “I was overconfident. When I did them right, my core quaked, and I’d look desperately at the timer on my phone as it counted down to zero,“ she confessed.

I Took the 30-Day Plank Challenge and Here’s What Happened

”My abs strengthened. I didn’t quite realize it until the final week when my plank hold felt considerably easier than during week one. Though I didn’t see a difference, I could feel it.“

But that was not the only change. “I felt all the tension accumulated by sitting at my desk was gone. I was surprised with the energy I felt after a short period of exercise,” she said.