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    You folks are doing planks daily?
    55 yr old male


    07/01/2013

    Weight; 199
    Chest; 41.5
    Waist; 42
    Hips; 40
    Thigh; 22.5
    Calf; 15
    Bicep: 13
    Forearm; 11.5
    Neck; 17

    07/20/2013

    Weight; 200
    Chest; 42
    Waist; 42.5
    Hips; 39
    Thigh; 23
    Calf; 15
    Bicep: 13
    Forearm; 11.5
    Neck; 16

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    I'm in. I haven't timed myself yet, but I doubt I have ever managed more than about 30 secs for a classic plank. I was told I have good form in a plank during a circuits class last week, which incidentally nearly killed me.

    I'm setting myself the goal of achieving 1 min 30 by Christmas.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    3 minutes today. Not sure i can manage much longer than this.

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    Sig, thats a fantastic effort. I can't wait to get back into it - next week !
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    I've seen a 14-sec improvement in 3 days, thro' increased motivation - thanks Gwamma. Also through doing a plank before any other resistance exercises. I'm loving this challenge.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    Paleo bunny - well done you. Monday I am in.......again ! LOL
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    Thanks Gwamma. I managed 86 seconds today. Pushing my feet back more to take more of the strain through my legs seems to be helping.

    The limiting factor is pain in the region of my lower back. I expect I need to improve my form and tuck my tailbone in more.
    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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    I just did a 2 min 30 plank. PHEW! It nearly killed me lol... I had to force myself to stay there!! (My previous best was 2 mins). I think I lost a lot of form at the end though... I need to work on that . (I am sure weighing 10-15kg over my ideal doesn't help either lol).

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    Hmm. 1min 20sec for me today while waiting for the shower to warm up. A little shaky near the end.
    Thanks for the motivation, I needed it, we'll see where this takes me in the next few days!

    Go plankers!!
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    Results to date: I've lost (gained?) one belt hole!

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    woohooo I just did me a 1 minute 30seconder !!!!! yay for me
    Us old saggy baggy wrinkly chicks can still surprise ourselves !!!!!!
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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