In the quest of reaching our full potential, which is our June focus, of course we have to talk about working on our bodies. Our challenge today is a Plank Challenge!
Plank are an awesome exercise move because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips, and back. Planks help us stand upright & tall with good posture, improve balance & sports improvement and can also help with digestion & metabolism.
Plank Challenge: Hold a plank for one minute!
For proper form, your arms should be directly under the shoulders. Your entire body should be in a straight line from toes to head and the back completely flat, neither arched nor rounded. A slight pelvic tilt will help keep your back straight. Engage your core by pulling your belly button towards the spine, and hold.
You can also do these on your elbows or even drop to your knees. Whatever variation you decide to start with, just keep proper form and do your best!
Comment below and let me know how you did!
Did you hold it longer than one minute?According to Wikipedia, “In April 2016 the world record for a front plank, resting on elbows, was set by former Marine officer and retired Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent George Hood with a time of five hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. This was broken in May 2016 by Chinese policeman Mao Weidong who planked for eight hours, one minute and one second, who formerly held the record and regained it.” I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE DOING THIS!!!