Girls grow an average of 3.5 inches between 12 and 14. That’s a lot of inches! And it’s so important to keep strong while you’re growing, so you always feel your best.
Here are some tips for strengthening and supporting your back during these really big, growth years. They are easy and you’ll feel great! So try ‘em:
1) STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE Try and do planks three times a week, add in sit-ups and medicine ball catch.
2) USE YOUR LEGS When you pick up or lift something, make sure you don’t bend over to pick it up. Squat and pick it up so you use your legs.
3) SIT UP STRAIGHT When you sit with good posture, you actually strengthen your core muscles, too! Easy, right? Plus, good posture makes everyone look fantastic.
NOW YOU ARE READY To Take the PLANK CHALLENGE! Planks strengthen your core and support your back. So try ‘em! Just tell us how long YOU can hold a plank, right here in the comments section below. You will earn this cool, PLANKING achievement when you do!
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