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This challenge will help you to hold the plank pose from 20 seconds to 5 minutes in 30 days! Plank exercises are a popular element of isometric training, which involves contracting your muscles against stationary resistance. It will work you upper abs, your lower abs, your obliques and your lower back. You will feel your core getting stronger. It is hard, it works your entire body, but the results are noticeable!
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Simple step by step guide on how to do the plank pose : http://tribesports.com/exercises/plank
To see cool graphs of your progress, log your plank times here everyday using the green [+ ADD A TRAINING SESSION] button on the right column.
30 Day Plank Challenge - From 20 Sec to 5 Mins! Challenge rules
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“This was a great challenge for me as I have lower back weakness. I think the Pilates helped my back. I was thrilled to complete the challenge in less than a week!”
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Alex D answered the question should a plank be done on elbows or extended arms? ??
As I understand it, a plank is on your elbow and a raised plank is on your hands. Hope that helps :) enjoy the challenge.
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Beth L First day, and I held the plank for 1 min 25 seconds. 5 minutes in 30 days still sounds daunting, but I like doing the plank and I'm sure I can get there! Unless of course, one of the kids sits on me :)
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Jackie M Im new to planking so this may seem like a dumb question to a lot of you but how many sets are you suppose to do each day?
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Loretta A Forgot to do this in the gym today (Day 29: 4:30) and am really tired now. I am not going to quit so close before the finish and am going to attempt it in the afternoon. Wish me luck
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!