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  • #46
    Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
    Do we get some grass fed NZ Lamb if we win?
    ooooooh, I am in

    At my fitness assessment recently, at which one of the exercises was the traditional plank (forearms on the ground), I held it for 4 minutes and 38 seconds. This is the second time I've done this recently and I was totally shocked the first time. I didn't work up to it, I just did it. The idea was to hold it as long as I could...and I got stubborn. We used the stick.
    Last edited by Catrin; 10-23-2012, 04:30 PM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      Can someone post rules of the plank (i.e.: proper form)? Planking via standing on tip toes and resting on elbows or toes and hands?
      Toes and elbows, tailbone tucked...no asses in the air...should look pretty flat. If your abs catch fire, you are doing it right.
      Primal since 4/7/2012

      Starting weight 140
      Current weigh 126

      www.jenniferglobensky.blogspot.com

      Jennifer

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      • #48
        Hi,
        Is it to late to join this challange?

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        • #49
          Great challenge. I'm starting tomorrow.
          Annie Ups the Ante
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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          • #50
            I'm at 2:00 for planks, 1:00 for side planks. Still adding time every time I do them.

            Really starting to hate them, though the core strength is an awesome feeling.

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            • #51
              Ok, I'm joining in. I really need to work on my ab strength. Managed 1.30 today after lifting weights and doing some sprints. Maybe I will do better on my "off" days.
              Thanks for starting the thread Gwamma. Great inspiration.

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              • #52
                Oh my...

                1:06

                Game on!

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                • #53
                  Well hello all, I have been incredibly slack this last week...... no excuses however...... no I won't go into it all !!!!!! Todays plank not worth recording, althou I did manage one side at 60 secs. The other side not so long..... I shall step up the pace.... and have just done my homework on the pressup thread...... that could also be interesting....we shall see how old gwamps will do on both these challenges !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  G
                  "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                  ...small steps....

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                  • #54
                    1 minute
                    Annie Ups the Ante
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                    • #55
                      Well done Annie ! Now to increase that by 5 sec every day............. good luck !
                      "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                      ...small steps....

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                      • #56
                        Can I ask whether everyone planks at the end of the workout?

                        It is much harder particularly after a kettlebell workout but is meant to be great for your core?
                        2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

                        2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

                        Train hard, eat well and love life

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                        • #57
                          I added 15 seconds today. 1.45.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by AdamC29 View Post
                            Can I ask whether everyone planks at the end of the workout?

                            It is much harder particularly after a kettlebell workout but is meant to be great for your core?
                            no Adam, hadn't thought of that - however might give it a go ???

                            Originally posted by sigzephyr View Post
                            I added 15 seconds today. 1.45.
                            sigzephyr - woohoo that is fantastic. Keep at it
                            G
                            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                            ...small steps....

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                            • #59
                              Can I ask whether everyone planks at the end of the workout?
                              if i do any specific ab stuff like planks, i always do it at the end of the workout. all movement comes from the core so you should always have been doing something that has used it anyways.

                              side planks are way harder than planks gwamma so well done!

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                              • #60
                                Okay, I'll do one here. But I have to stop as soon as my legs cramp even if nothing else is even tired yet.

                                12 seconds. Both of my thighs began to cramp simultaneously. Yes, I can hold an L-sit for 30 seconds at least, do up to 20 chin-ups, 45 push-ups and sometimes one-armed chin-ups, 10 to 15 clapping plyometric chin-ups, plyometric dips, and more - but if it takes legs - count me out.

                                And now that I did that, I might randomly start cramping again any time in the next few hours. I've taken my magnesium, but you never know.

                                The best part? There's no cure. I'm basically fitness-impaired for life. I lay down muscle like a champ but can't use my legs for much more than walking without tragedy. Its hilarious. I'm so proud of how healthy I am, the way I eat, etc., but have no chance of joining a gym, sport, or even running around outside for more than a few minutes. I can play on monkey bars for an hour or more. But even one weighted squat? Better have a spotter with a baseball bat ready to beat my legs when they turn to iron.
                                Crohn's, doing SCD

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