Don’t believe me? Try it out.
I hadn’t tried these 2 exercises like this before, and today I stumbled on something new. After my walk this morning, I decided to do an extended meditative headstand — around 5 minutes to relax and focus.
You can’t see your watch, and when I dropped down, I was only at 4 minutes, so I went straight into the plank without resting. I decided to go for 2 minutes; I held it for 2 minutes and 30 seconds — shaking heavily towards the end.
Interesting, I thought to myself. I hadn’t noticed my shoulders and core shaking that much during a plank before. It must be the headstand effect on the core — so I tried it again and went for round 2.
Back into the headstand — for another 3 minutes. Then I immediately got back into the plank position to hold it as long as possible. It got tough and rough very quickly. After 1 minute, my shoulders and core were twitching like crazy, and a massive burn was setting in.
I can usually plank for 2 to 3 minutes, times 3 to 4 sets, without shaking and tiring. It was the combined effect of the headstand and plank mixed into one continuous routine, without resting.
Despite the workout being super hard at this point, I’m motivated and go right into set 3.
This time holding the headstand for long became tough. I dropped down after 2 minutes and immediately took the plank position. Now I was shaking from the get-go and barely managed to fight through a whole minute, but I did, as I set my mind to it with 100% determination.
That’s the keyword here and the secret ingredient you need to master new challenges, improve yourself physically and mentally, and add a massive boost to your self-confidence.
Can you do the headstand? It’s not that hard to learn if you set your mind to it and practice daily for 5 minutes.
You’ll have it down after day 3. Please check out my video, where I show you how to get into the headstand position.
The Full Routine.
First, make sure you have warmed up your body and mind by walking, jogging, or light yoga.
5 Minute Headstand
2 to 3 Minute Plank
4 Minute Headstand
1 to 2 Minute Plank
3 Minute Headstand
1 or more Minute Plank
Don’t rest or break between either headstand or plank, and no rest between sets either. Flow from one exercise to the next with your entire focus and determination.
This 3 set-routine is completed in roughly 15 minutes and will have you feeling energized, accomplished, and happy!
I’m now going to incorporate this sweet routine into my daily exercise plan, at the end of my morning walk, for a sexier six-pack and a stronger mind!
Please give it a try and let me know how it worked for you. Above all, be determined, set your mind to it and do it! If that means learning the headstand first, that’s a great way to start and to master a new skill that will boost your positivity and confidence in your abilities.
Thanks for reading,