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Posts Tagged ‘planking challenge’

Multiple Planks In One Day For Thirty Days

Posted by terrepruitt on March 30, 2013

So, what do you think? Do you want to do a Multiple Planks In One Day For Thirty Days Challenge? Oh, c’mon. You do. You saw how just doing one a day helped you feel good so why not do more than one a day? The challenge will be for three a day for thirty days, for the entire month of April. The idea is to take your last duration time and just do it three times a day. Or you can just let the stopwatch run, three times a day. If you want you can do it all at once or throughout the day. The ideal is THREE PLANKS A DAY. But two is better than one, and one is better than none. So even if you don’t get in all three it is still good. But aim for the three.

I will tell you (again, I think I’ve already mentioned it) posting on a blog EVERY SINGLE DAY is not easy. Even if it is just a few sentences. As you probably have experienced when checking-in with the challenges. Plus I know I have some lovely readers who have subscribed (THANK YOU!) and they get a notification when I post. Even if it is not an e-mail everyday it might start clogging up the in-box. So . . . . as you can see on the calendar in this post I have designated a check in day! I have made the check in day on Sunday. With a Sunday check in we can report on the previous week and get psyched up for the week to come! That will also spread out my check ins and posts a little. I have a Friday Goodie Jar check in and I post on Saturdays, so I thought Sunday would be good.

Also with a once a week check-in that will free up time to do the planks! Yay!

The forearm planks are what we are talking about. The ones where you are on your elbows and forearms, not the straight armed ones. No matter if you plank for a set time or just let the clock run be sure to keep the bones in alignment. Arms bones straight down from shoulders, head aligned with hips, straight spine, no peaks or valleys, straight legs, and feet hip joint width apart.

Remember the challenges we do are just to set a goal and get it done. But the way you do the challenge exactly is up to you. Our guidelines are: 1) Plank every day three planks a day 2) Document the number of times/planks you do a day 3) Post on Sunday how many times you planked the past week.

Your three planks could be the longest duration to short or the other way around. Or all three the same duration. There are a lot of ways you can do that portion, just do it three times a day/three planks a day, yes? Yes. However you are going to do it decide before you start so you have a your own guidelines to stick too. When you have a plan it makes it easier to get it done.

I will have to get at least one in before Nia everyday!

Well, you in? C’mon . . . . . .

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Four More Days Of Plankin’

Posted by terrepruitt on March 28, 2013

Here we are with four more days left of our Plank A Day For A Month Challenge.

I’ve decided I like doing my plank on Thursdays before my evening Nia class, otherwise I tend to almost forget!

Are you going to make it the last four days?

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Tuesday, Day Twenty-Six Of Planking Every Day For A Month Challenge

Posted by terrepruitt on March 26, 2013

Tuesday.  How is your planking going?

Maybe you’ll come back to see what I have done to the Chai Tea Latte recipe?

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Day Twenty-Five Of Planking

Posted by terrepruitt on March 25, 2013

Just a week to go in a Plank A Day For A Month Challenge . . . . . wow!  Can’t believe it.  So . . . . you are still here.  That is awesome.  I hope you are feeling even better about your planks!

One day, I felt I went backwards, but that was one day.  Even a few days is ok to take a few steps back.  Because then eventually you get moving forward again, right?

So where are you at?

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Half-way Point (Month Of Planking)

Posted by terrepruitt on March 16, 2013

I am calling today, the 16th of March, our half way point.  There are 31 days in March so it makes it kinda not even, but that is ok.  Today, we are done with the first half of the month and on our way to the last.

I really like daily challenges because it helps motivate me.  Plus I like the daily contact with my friend. 🙂

Are you still with us?

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Day Ten Of Month Of Planking, First Day Of Nineteenth Year

Posted by terrepruitt on March 10, 2013

So, it is Sunday and we are on day ten of our month of planking challenge.  Even though it is only seconds out of our day, it is not always easy to fit it in.  That just amazes me.  Some of us find we have to do it first thing so we can be sure to do it.  Whenever you do it is great, as long as you are doing it.

So the title?  What is that about, right?  Well, as I said, today is our tenth day of planking and today marks eighteen years that have I have known my hubby.  Cool, huh?  I think so.

We met eighteen years ago today in a bar.  Yup, that’s right, we met the old fashion way in a bar, on a dance floor.  The bar was in San Jose and it is no longer there.  But the name was sold and moved to Fremont.  So The Saddle Rack is still around, it is just not the same bar.

Both planking and relationships take practice.  🙂  Something you have to work at everyday!

How is your planking going?  Are you adding time today?

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Ninth Day Of Our Month Of Planking

Posted by terrepruitt on March 9, 2013

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Saturday and our ninth day of planking.  The nice thing about this challenge is even if it is your “rest” day in your workout schedule you can still get in some planking time!

I have another idea on how to time yourself.  Once you feel you have good form, your body is aligned properly, you can use a stopwatch type of timer.  I have one on my iPhone.  I would imagine other phones have something like it.  I know there are a lot of apps for timers.  Get into your plank position and then press start on the timer.  Check your form, get comfortable, settle in and then look at your timer.  I bet by the time you look at the stopwatch you will have already done the time you think you can do.  Then if you want you can hold it for a few seconds more.

This is a way for you to find out how long you really can do it.  Then you can add accordingly.

Also remember there might be days where the duration is less than normal.  It is ok to have a day that is a bit off.  Just get back to it the next day!

Whatever way you choose to time yourself is great.  This is just another way to do it!

How is your planking going?

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