A fitness pro weighs in on how long you actually need to hold a plank to score its key benefits.
“The bumps of textured foam rollers get deeper, going in and out of the muscle as opposed to the gentle fashion of smooth rollers—providing more intense massage-like pressure,” says Denise Chakoian, fitness expert, and founder of CORE Cycle Fitness Lagree.
These hand weights are the perfect addition to your home gym. Here, experts share the best handheld weights to buy and the best hand weight sets.
Adding exercise to your to-do list during the draining process can feel next to impossible. But certified cancer exercise specialist Denise Chakoian, owner of CORE, Cycle.Fitness.Lagree studio in Providence, RI, and a cancer survivor herself, says that it’s more than possible—it’s therapeutic.