Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Planks and carpet burn

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Planks and carpet burn

    Was pleasantly surprised when going primal cleared up the keratosis around my elbows. However, the downside of that is that I'm now getting carpet burns on those same elbows from doing planks. I find the wooden floor too hard for planks - maybe I need to harden up.

    Anyone else experienced this? Solutions?
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

  • #2
    How are you get carpet burns on your elbows?
    Normally you don't move when you do planks, or maybe I'm doing them wrong.
    http://kitoikitchen.blogspot.com/

    Comment


    • #3
      Not sure. Certainly not intending to move. Maybe just pressure
      Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

      Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

      Comment


      • #4
        yep I can kind've sympathise, did them on one of those sandy, synthetic tennis courts the other night and kind've had the same thing.
        I think with the amount of pressure, any small sliding movement will irritate your elbows/forearms.
        Just use a yoga mat if you're at home, problem solved

        Comment


        • #5
          same here (rug burns on elbows from doing stationary planks on gym carpet).
          if you do not have access to gym mats, use a couple mouse pads. or one
          mouse pad cut in half.

          --

          Comment


          • #6
            Thanks, think I can sort something along those lines
            Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

            Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

            Comment


            • #7
              a yoga mat will fix that. . . you can get them at any fitness type store or even target.

              Comment


              • #8
                I like to do them on nails, strengthens the elbows and keeps the mind off my core.

                (but seriously don't try this)
                my photo stream
                The Enlightened Warrior

                Comment


                • #9
                  It's OK, I'm not American. I won't sue you for making a joke
                  Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                  Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by peril View Post
                    It's OK, I'm not American. I won't sue you for making a joke
                    +1

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      do them on hour hands, not your elbows (starting position of push-up)
                      http://thorfalk.wordpress.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Hands are good way to start performing planks, but elbows are more demanding on your core muscles.
                        http://kitoikitchen.blogspot.com/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Put a tee shirt or anything similar and handy under your arms, if you don't want to carry a mat around.
                          This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                          Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                          Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            just do them for longer, or lift one leg and/or arm up. once you can do say five minutes on the diagonal I agree you should consider going on the elbows :-).
                            http://thorfalk.wordpress.com

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X