The #fitblog PLANKS Challenge comes at the perfect time for me! The challenge runs May 16 (today!) - June 26 (the day after my mud run!). The program is simple - set your own goals and make your own program. But there's lots of support by following along on twitter, facebook, and blogs! I'll be blogging weekly with the blog topics as outlined by Morgan at Life After Bagels. Check out that post for some tips and techniques from a personal trainer to do this plank challenge right!
The challenge starts today, so I started with my plank test. I was able to hold a high plank (like the one in the logo above, opposed to the one on your elbows, you can choose however you'd like to do this) for 1 minute 43 seconds. I was totally surprised by how long I was able to stay in plank to start. I think I underestimate my strength at times, but it still needs major improvement. Also, I have to fight for good form the entire time.
But wait, it gets better. The first week's blog topic is Plank Partner. That's right, I need a partner! I'd be delighted if any of you decided to join in, but I also managed to recruit a real-life-live-in partner! Crazy, eh? Yep, my husband has agreed to suffer along with me just to prove how much he loves me.