I’m bringing “Planking” back!

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Maybe next month I’ll bring sexy back. 

Back to planking….

Do you remember a few years ago when people would “plank” on anything and everything?

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Because who can resist stretching their body across two camels sitting side by side?

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This lady will be crushed when she realizes that she is not a rotisserie chicken.

Before these people made planking on any random surface a thing, it was a great exercise that people did IN THE GYM. The plank is a position that will strengthen your core when done on a regular basis. I don’t know about you, but my core could use some strengthening. After pulling my back on my birthday (happy birthday to me) a few weeks ago, I was told by my chiropractor and personal trainer that back pulling happens a lot less when you have a strong core and they both suggested planking on a daily basis in addition to the exercise I already do weekly. Today will start my first day of the 30 Day Plank Challenge. 

The 30 Day Plank Challenge is exactly what it sounds like…30 days of planking (camels optional). Today I will start out holding a plank for a mere 20 seconds and will work my way up to being able to hold a plank for FIVE MINUTES by the end of the 30 days. I’ve always tried not to cry when I’ve had to hold a plank for 60 seconds, so the end of May should be interesting. Here is what my calendar of planking will look like:

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I challenge you to try the 30 Day Plank Challenge with me and keep me posted on your progress! Or if you’ve already done the challenge, let me know how it went in a comment below! I hate to disappoint you, but I will not be planking on camels, grills, or anything other than the floor. I’ll check back in next week with how the challenge is going! Until then, you can also follow me on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/learning2bleigh and on Instagram if you search for learningtobeleigh. 

 

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