Beki J I haven't put a lot of effort into this yet, but I did hold it for 3 mins 35 the other week, so not too far to go :) I will get back on the case!
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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“Very hard to hold for 5 min. 3 min was the longest time I managed to hold this position for until today ;-) feeling great! Good luck to everyone who is taking this challenge!”
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Steve S Today was the day! Was able to complete a 5 min. plank. Did it with my daughter who also finished the five minutes.
Jenn D 3:10 today... form was getting compromised around 3 minutes though. Trying to hold an extra 5 seconds every day. Completing other abdominal workouts is making this more challenging since I'm always a bit sore when I come at this one. Will keep going though!
Shawn J Managed 2 mins. Try again in two days, it was just after 50 crunches challenge that's my excuse away.
Ken H Slightly shaky at the end. Not so good, plans will now have to be altered to include better core work. All good to find out :)
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Natalia C Did this a couple months ago with my CFSF family. If one person dropped, we all had to do 30 burpees. NOBODY dropped! Gonna do this as part of my warm up today.
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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!