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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 27, 4:00 – Bike, swim, & plank?

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.12) Day 27 – 4:00 sec: The 4 minute plank did not happen tonight. I made it to a whopping 2:10. Maybe it was the 45 minute torture session on the bike this morning or maybe it was the lunch time swim with sprint intervals. It could quite possibly have been those jalapeno chips burning in my belly as well. 3 days left… I hope to conquer the elusive 4 minute mark by day 30.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 26, 3:50 – My back does not like me anymore

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.11) Day 25 – 3:50 sec: First attempt – made it to 2:30. Considered throwing in the towel. I waited about 15 minutes and tried again. I was able to make it to 3:50 but it wasn’t pretty and my form was awful from 2:30 – 3:20. My lower back is not enjoying this torture any more. If I can make it to 4:00 by the end of this challenge, then I am going to do some serious ab work next.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 25, 3:40 – Time for a happy dance yet?

3:40 plank with cheerleaders

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.10) Day 25 – 3:40 sec: I think it is almost time for a happy dance. I made it to 3:40, but I was pretty much in tears once I reached 3:10. I decided to multitask with my iPad, phone and some cheerleaders. Afterall, you need something to distract you once you pass the 2:00 minute mark. I believe the plank a day challenge is the reason I have lost an inch in my waist over the past month!

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 24, 3:30 and holding

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.9) Day 24 – 3:30 sec: After swimming, a short run, and then an hour of mountain biking, I was still able to hold the plank for 3:30, but did not have the umph within me to push 10 more seconds.

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