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Old 03-01-2010, 03:26 PM   #16  
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Planks and side planks are diff tough! I try to do them during commercial breaks on TV
good idea! I'll join.. I usually watch TV in the evening with my boyfriend, so during commercials will be a perfect time to do them!
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:40 PM   #17  
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Thanks for the video links! I've not seen a side plank before. I'm going to join you and try out the planks too, probably just the regular one for now though
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:56 PM   #18  
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Tamara-is doing sets of 30 seconds better? Yeah, it feels good once your done, becuase your stomic feels tight.

diary-I'm not sure if a 5 minute plank is possiable. 3 mintues would be pretty long too, I hope to work my way up to that also.

diornotwar-That's the spirit!

Samantha417-I know that feeling. I think we can all agree we want a firm flatter stomic. I can't wait!

kuhrisuh & lights76-that's a great idea, we should all do that. =D

freedomreins-Your welcome! I'm going to start the side plank later this week, when I've got the normal plank down.

To everyone doing the challenge, let us know if you see any results!

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Old 03-02-2010, 10:16 AM   #19  
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First day down. I set the oven timer for 1 minute at a time and did 3 minutes of the plank and 1 minute for each side plank. Today I think I'd like to do 2 minutes for each side and 3 for regular.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #20  
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I'm in.

I'm planning on doing 3 min for regular plank and 2 min for each side also.

And SnowWolf, stomic = stomach Sorry, pet peeve of mine, lol.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:35 AM   #21  
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stargzr- Awesome! I've done my five minutes for yesturday. The only problem was my dog kept attacking me, trying to lick my face, I think he thought something was wrong with me. lol I'm going to start doing the same as you, sounds like a better plan.


mkendrick-haha, I'm sorry, sometimes I'm such a bad speller. Hope we all start seeing results, already my stomach feels leaner or tighter. Not so muffin-like.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #22  
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i'm about to go do my plank at the gym! wish me luck! lol
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #23  
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diornotwar-haha, good luck! Go break a sweat!
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:22 PM   #24  
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snow - about your dog. I went to stretch today while I was sitting at work and my core was like - hey, stop that! lol, it feels great doesn't it?! I'm so glad you started this thread! Our cores will be rocking by the end of the month!

dior - Go get 'em!
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #25  
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I'm in! I think I'll start out with five one minute planks, and maybe work my way up from there.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:39 PM   #26  
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I'm in!! Planks are hard core and I have a bad back, sooo 5 mins is not likely for me. I just did a trial; barely eeked out 30 seconds. I'll do 5 sets of 20-30 seconds for now, and work my way up.

Thanks for the thread! Great idea
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #27  
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I really want to get better at doing the plank! To increase my core strength I've started doing a really simple exercise: I just tense up my stomach muscles. I'm doing it right now while I'm relaxing on the computer. I hold it for as long as I can, then release. It sounds simple, but I can really feel the burn, and I can now do it for several minutes at a time, whereas at the beginning I could only really hold for maybe 45 seconds.

When I do the plank, I can hold it for about 20 seconds. I would love to build up to 1 minute at a time!
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:43 PM   #28  
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Whoa man, I just did my 5 minutes (3 min regular, 1 min on each side) in 30 second intervals. I've honestly never tried the plank, it's definitely harder than it looks! But I'm walking around my apartment poking my abs, haha, I love that firm feeling!

I was on my living room floor watching TV while I did it, and at one point my cat jumped onto my back and started purring while I held myself up, haha.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:53 PM   #29  
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Lol, my physical therapist has me doing these. Right now I am a wuss with only 10 reps of ten seconds with 3 seconds between, but the goal is to do 10 reps of 30 seconds, which I hope to achieve by the end of June. Bone-spurs poking into your spinal column blow!
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:06 AM   #30  
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I just did my 5 sets of 1 minutes. Pain in the butt. I feel 10 times better after though!!! I can't wait to see more firmness, I can feel the tightness. But it's not tight enough for me.

stargzr-lol, it does feel so good! I hope I can be sore tomarrow, I'll love to feel that, I'll be thinking to myself, "...yeah." I can't wait to have a flat tummy, planks will get me there much faster. *pictures*

Paja-Welcome to this challenge!

shasha12-Don't worry, you'll work up to it, I just got my body used a 1 minute plank, it's difficult. Aw, thanks. This will really help all of us. And hey, maybe doing shorter planks work better? =)

mkendrick-hehe, I was doing the same, I kept lifting up my shirt and seeing my stomach muscles tighter, I was like, "oh yeah-getting there," and I was poking it too. lol Funny about your cat, what is it with animals and the plank? That's cute.

eratosthanes-awww, you'll get there. I'm sorry about those bone-spurs. I hope you get much better. How are you feeling?

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