How do you do a plank? Simple. You get on your feet like you're going to do a push up, bend your arms at 90 degrees and rest on your forearms. You can either have your arms almost shoulder width apart or closer if you're really strong. Then, you hold it for as long as you can. Easy peasy as you can see by the bulging veins in my neck.
|Planking - the tough way.|
|This is how I feel after planking the tough way. Also known as Planking The Easy Way!|
Thanks to the folks at Fit Fluential and Dr. Sherry Pagoto I have embarked on a Plank a Day challenge for the month of July. My core strength isn't bad but my back strength leaves much to be desired so I figured why not, what have I got to lose? I already do a plank circuit once a week so I figured taking the time to do one plank a day can only make me stronger. I know I'm able to hold a plank for at least a minute so my goal is to get to 5:00 minutes by the end of July. A challenging but doable goal especially considering I was able to hold my first plank for 1:45. I'm going to try to increase the time by 5 seconds per day for the first week and then figure out what I need to do from there.
Do you have a move that you like to do everyday?
Do you want to be a part of the Plank a Day Challenge? Follow along on twitter @redrunningshoe, @FitFluential @PlankADay and tweet your results.