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Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes

This is a challenge for those of you looking to put your abdominal strength to the test. The plank pose is a great exercise to work those abdominal muscles and will build endurance in your back and stabilizer muscles –Check this site out http://www.ehow.com/way_5189133_plank-exercise-routine.html for more info on the benefits. Hold the plank for 5 minutes or longer maintaining correct posture to complete this challenge. For a great demo of the plank pose visit: http://www.exercise4weightloss.com/transverse-abdominal-exercises.html#plank_pose . This challenge is more difficult than it looks, so if you cannot complete it first time, practice every day slowly building up your time... Good luck :-)

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“I piggybacked this challenge to day 30 of the 30 Day Plank Challenge - it was hard but I made it! Shaking all the way. My advice is to breathe, breathe, breathe while you're in position - and stretch your arms and shoulders when you're done.”

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Anne M Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge

Contributorgold Anne M finally 5:00, last 30 sec My stomach was shaking.

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Esraa S Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge

Esraa S I did my first try today and it's so hard. I couldn't wait for more than seconds!

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I was like that at first, then every day I would add 5 sec. And just kept adding a little each time. At one point I could do 5 min, but stopped doing it on a regular basis. Just started again with the 1 min challenge, and now I'm up to 3min 30sec. Almost at the 5 min mark. Keep trying, it will come.

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Al W Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge
I was shaking like crazy but I've done it. Proud of this one :)) \o/

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Al W Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge
Find this so hard, will try again in a day or two
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Thanks Damian. I struggled to hold this for 1 minute when I joined TS, would love to reach that 5 minute milestone :)

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Hope L Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge
YES!!! FINALLY!!!
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Congrads that is really great!!!

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Jenn B Hold the plank pose for 5 minutes  Challenge

Contributorgold Jenn B Phewww....tuff one! Not there yet!~

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okky dokky.....but, I think you'll accomplish your task way before me. :o)

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