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2018-10-22 1:22 PM

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Subject: Plank challenge is back!
Plank challenge - or core challenge - whatever works for you, if your goal is to work on your core.
15 seconds, 30 seconds, one minute... no time limits.



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2018-10-22 1:24 PM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 1:
30 seconds plank in the morning. Somewhere between jump-roping and push-ups.
2018-10-23 9:24 AM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 2:
one minute plank this morning.
2018-10-25 9:09 AM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 3 (10/24/18)
1 minute i the evening

Day 4 (10/25/18)
1:30 total:
30 sec regular
30 sec on each side (brutal!!!)
2018-10-26 9:40 AM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 5
1:30 total
regular + each side, 30 seconds each. I have to admit it felt easier than yesterday. Hopefully, soon it will be one minute on each side
2018-10-27 1:40 AM
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
After a 1 minute plank I layed down for a minute. Can we call it square? But jokes apart, there's nothing better than a plank for a strong and stable core.


2018-10-29 9:20 AM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Originally posted by PaulHudson

After a 1 minute plank I layed down for a minute. Can we call it square? But jokes apart, there's nothing better than a plank for a strong and stable core.


Paul... thanks for confirming. That's what I keep reminding myself when I'm exhausted after first 15 seconds of the plank
2018-10-29 9:36 PM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Saturday and Sunday were rest days...

Day 6, 10/29/18
Impressive workout of plank variations:

30 sec each side on elbows
30 sec regular on elbows
30 sec each side streight arms
30 sec regular streight arms, knee to elbow (each leg)
Total planking: 3 min 30 sec
2018-10-30 9:28 AM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 7
Plank variations:

30 sec each side on elbows
30 sec regular on elbows
30 sec each side streight arms
30 sec regular streight arms, knee to elbow (each leg)
Total planking: 3 min 30 sec
2018-11-01 9:31 AM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 8 (10/31/18)
One minute plank
2018-11-01 9:23 PM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 9 (11/1/18)

Plank variations (each one for 20 seconds):
regular
each side on elbows
each side on straight arm with lifted leg
regular with knee to elbow - each knee
plank to balance (both sides)
reverse plank on elbows
reverse plank on straight arms
reverse plank with lifted leg (each leg)

Total: 4 minutes 20 seconds

...wow...


2018-11-03 3:33 PM
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Great job with the planks! Keep up the good work Marysia!

I've been doing the plank a day challenge for almost two years now. I have missed maybe a dozen days in that time.

My morning routine goes like this:

Wake up, and get a pot of coffee brewing.

While the coffee is going, I do a 2 minute plank, followed by 43 pushups, and 30 sit ups. (I do 5 regular situps, then 20 where I alternate between touching left knee & right elbow and right knee & left elbow, followed by 5 regular sit ups)

Pour a cup of coffee and relax.

My morning exercise routine didn't start out like that. Originally it was just the plank, and I guess it started at less than 2 minutes. Then I added 22 pushups to it (there was a Facebook challenge going on that a friend got me to do). I started adding pushups every week or so. Once I got to 30 or so, I added sit ups to the mix, again adding a few every week or so. Lately I have been seeing how fast I can get it done instead of adding more.

I think so far in 2018 I have missed one day, and had one day where I forgot to do them until very late at night and started before midnight, but didn't finish til afterwards

J White
2018-11-04 10:07 AM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Originally posted by Jwse30

Great job with the planks! Keep up the good work Marysia!

I've been doing the plank a day challenge for almost two years now. I have missed maybe a dozen days in that time.

My morning routine goes like this:

Wake up, and get a pot of coffee brewing.

While the coffee is going, I do a 2 minute plank, followed by 43 pushups, and 30 sit ups. (I do 5 regular situps, then 20 where I alternate between touching left knee & right elbow and right knee & left elbow, followed by 5 regular sit ups)

Pour a cup of coffee and relax.

My morning exercise routine didn't start out like that. Originally it was just the plank, and I guess it started at less than 2 minutes. Then I added 22 pushups to it (there was a Facebook challenge going on that a friend got me to do). I started adding pushups every week or so. Once I got to 30 or so, I added sit ups to the mix, again adding a few every week or so. Lately I have been seeing how fast I can get it done instead of adding more.

I think so far in 2018 I have missed one day, and had one day where I forgot to do them until very late at night and started before midnight, but didn't finish til afterwards

J White



That's fantastic! Thank you for sharing It started with a one-minute plank for me, and eventually I ended up doing core exercises every other day (with plank challenge daily, almost). I noticed how stronger core helps me with climbing, so that's a great motication. I did not see results when I was ony swimming and running, thus, in the previous years I was not into planks. With climbing it is so much easier to notice a progress, and also how stronger core improves the technique. It made me crave for planks!
And is also satisfying when it gets easier
2018-11-04 10:08 AM
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 10 (11/2/18)
Friday record breaking: single regular plank held at 2 minutes and 39 seconds!!!
2018-11-06 9:25 AM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 11, 11/5/18

One minute plank.
2018-11-08 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by marysia83 Day 11, 11/5/18 One minute plank.

day 1

1 LONG minute.



2018-11-08 8:39 PM
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1371
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Originally posted by ceilidh

Originally posted by marysia83 Day 11, 11/5/18 One minute plank.

day 1

1 LONG minute.




Yay!!! I'm so happy for your super long minute )))
2018-11-13 11:12 AM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Day 12, 11/12/18
One minute, 15 seconds

I made a 2018 goal: I want to hold a plank for 5 minutes on December 20.
2018-12-20 7:55 AM
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Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Originally posted by marysia83

Day 12, 11/12/18
One minute, 15 seconds

I made a 2018 goal: I want to hold a plank for 5 minutes on December 20.


I'm hoping to hear from you today or tomorrow that you made this goal!

J White
2019-01-02 1:45 PM
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1371
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Highland Park, Illinois
Subject: RE: Plank challenge is back!
Originally posted by Jwse30

Originally posted by marysia83

Day 12, 11/12/18
One minute, 15 seconds

I made a 2018 goal: I want to hold a plank for 5 minutes on December 20.


I'm hoping to hear from you today or tomorrow that you made this goal!

J White



ha ha I wish....
I got sick with horrible flu for almost half of the month, then lots of travel, and.... neglecting the training..... BUT... here comes new year with new challenge
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