Workout Wednesday 06-03-13 – Let the Monthly Plank Challenge Begin

I hereby declare the first wednesday of every month our Plank Challenge day!!!!

From this day forward, the first wednesday of each month we will get our plank on. Set your reminders people, it’s about to get real 😉

The reason for this little “throw down” is really just a little fun, some healthy competition to give me us all some accountability. I just thought it might be a fun way to see how much stronger we have become in the month that was. I love how a “simple” plank can work and target the entire body – core, quads, glutes, abs, shoulders, chest, back and arms . . . did I miss anything?!

So, a monthly plank challenge it is!

Are you in?

Of course you are. You’re awesome like that.

So, lets break down the how to’s for those of us who are new to planking –

  1. Lie face down on mat resting on the floor, palms down flat on the floor.
  2. Push up off the floor resting on your elbow or you can push up with arms fully extended if you prefer.
  3. Legs out straight behind you.
  4. Keep your back flat with neutral spine (a straight line from head to heels).
  5. Brace/contract your abdominals make sure you don’t stick your butt up in the air or have your body sagging in the middle.
  6. Hold, as long as you can . . . 

 

This is my preferred method of planking, on the elbows . . .

Here I am with arms fully extended, do what you feel people as long as your getting it done . . . deal?

You can click here to get a link to a video demo if you like :)

Now get your stop watch ready, and go!

Here’s how I did this month –

 

See, slowly but surely I’m getting stronger! Here are results from our first and second plank challanges.

Holla! Love it.

Don’t forget to share your results. You. Can. Do. It!!!!!

How do you keep track of your results/progress?

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  1. Liz P says:

    I’m a absolute novice, so I’m doing planks on my knees and elbows (like Mish demonstrates here: http://mothersdayclassic.com.au/sites/www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/files/images/wysiwyg/12WBT_MDC_4kmrun.pdf)

    I got 1min. Not long but the best I’ve done. And something I can improve on!

    • Emma says:

      That’s awesome Liz, and a great modification. Like Mish always says, no excuses right 😉

      You go girl! Work. It. Out :)

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