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60 Minutes per Month Plank/Isometric Challenge - November 2020

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  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 631 Member Member Posts: 631 Member
    Goal 120 minutes.

    01/11 rest day
    02/11 4 mins mixed planks
    03/11 8 mins mixed planks
    04/11 6 mins mixed planks
    05/11 6 mins mixed planks
    06/11 rest day
    07/11 6 mins mixed planks
    08/11 rest day
    09/11 6 mins mixed planks
    10/11 6 mins mixed planks
    11/11 6 mins mixed planks
    12/11 4 mins mixed planks
    13/11 6 mins mixed planks
    14/11 6 mins mixed planks
    15/11 rest day
    16/11 6 mins mixed planks
    17/11 6 mins mixed planks
    18/11 4 mins mixed planks
    19/11 none
    20/11 4 mins mixed planks
    21/11 6 mins mixed planks
    22/11 6 mins mixed planks
    23/11 6 mins mixed planks
    24/11 rest day
    25/11 6 mins mixed planks
    26/11 6 mins mixed planks
    27/11 6 mins mixed planks

    Total 120 minutes
    goal achieved!
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,104 Member Member Posts: 1,104 Member
    Goal: min. 75 min of planks + 75 min other isometrics

    Nov 1st: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit

    Nov 2nd:
    10:00 isometrics for legs:
    • 2 x 30s one leg wall sit (killer, @MaltedTea)
    • 5:00 of glute bridges
    • 2 x 1:30 static lunges
    • 1:00 sumo "squat"
    5:00 planks
    • 1:00 beast on all4s
    • 3:00 bowflex
    • 1:00 mixed, to round it up! 💪

    Nov 3:
    4:00 planks:
    • 6×30s during HR workout
    • 2x30s one arm plank
    10:00 isometrics for legs/glutes
    • 2x30s chair sit
    • 4:00 wall sit
    • 5:00 bridge (phew, not easy!)

    Nov 4:
    4:00 Heather Robertson ❤ plank challenge
    3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    I was going to take a break, but HR had 6×30s planks during her workout 😀.

    Nov 5: 3:00 planks

    Nov 6: 3:30 planks (2×3×40s + 20s + 30s) during HRs workout. After 2x5min thighs workouts I feel numb 😂. No way am I going to even attempt at legs isometrics today.

    Nov 7: 5:00 (seemed so looong) of wall sit + 4:30 planks with HR; I know it's out of scope, but I jumped the rope today again 🙌

    Nov 8: I was going to rest today, but got "carried away" and did 5:00 of Soh (modified after 3 min to introduce lateral planks 🤷‍♀️).

    Legs too tired from HR's workouts last week and 🚴‍♀️ today, to try other isometrics...

    Nov 9: rest day
    Nov 10: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit
    Nov 11: Heather had at least 2:30 planks scattered throughout the workout today.

    Nov 12:
    Planks: 3x30s with Heather + 4:00 personal mix
    Isometrics: 7:00 bridges, last 1 divided on 1 leg + 3:00 wall sit

    Nov 13: 3:00 planks during HIIT
    Nov 14: 4:00 planks, personal mix
    Nov 15: 4:00 planks, personal mix + 5:00 glute bridges (I take back what I said about them being easy; it's easy, though, to get distracted and not maintain a proper form...)

    Nov 16: 3:00 planks, 3:00 wall sit
    Nov 17: none, rest day
    Nov 18: 5:00 planks
    Nov 19: none, again
    Nov 20: 8:00 (1:00 with Heather Robertson, 4:00 on my own, 3:00 or 4:00? with Rainer Pollard, Tabata workout)
    Nov 21: 6:00 wall sit (it hurt badly by min 5, but I kept pushing, then thought of going for a PR this month aiming for 5:30 and ended up with 6 min 💪) + a 6:00 plank workout with Heather Robertson

    Nov 22: 4:30 planks + 3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    Nov 23: 4:00 planks (including some with a stability ball, Heather Robertson again 😉)

    Nov 24: good day! 🙂
    6:00 mixed planks (& pushup variations), as
    • 3:00 scattered throughout a HIIT workout
    • 3:00 plain planks personal mix
    11:00 legs isometrics, as
    • 6:00 wall sit (felt easier 😲)
    • 5:00 mix (1:30 sumo, 2 x 0:30 static lunge, 2 x 0:30 1 leg brides, 1:30 bridges)

    Nov 25: can't remember
    Nov 26: 5:30 mixed planks during HIIT workouts, including stability ball + 1:00 wall sit, cause the phone rang 😐
    Nov 27: 3:00 mixed planks during workout

    Total/PB this month:
    Planks: 103:00
    Legs Isometrics: 82:00
    Pushups: 10
    Wall sit: 6:00 (Nov 21 & 24)

    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):

    Octomber 2020: 66, total 151 of isometrics
    September: rest. Did some, during other workouts, but not explicitely/no counting.
    August 2020: 125
    July 2020: 110
    June 2020: 125
    May 2020: 125
    Apr 2020: 117
    Mar 2020: 119
    Feb 2020: 115
    Jan 2020: 112
    Dec 2019: 125
    Nov 2019: 73
    Oct 2019: 63 (first planks ever!!!)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 424 Member Member Posts: 424 Member
    November goal: 120 min planks (100 min other isometrics)

    Nov 1: 4(1); Nov 2: 4(2); Nov 3: 4(2)
    Nov 4: 5(3); Nov 5: 5(5); Nov 6: 4(4)
    Nov 7: 4(5); Nov 8: 4(5); Nov 9: 4(5)
    Nov 10: 4(5); Nov 11: 4(3); Nov 12: rest
    Nov 13: 4(4); Nov 14: 4(5); Nov 15: 4(4)
    Nov 16: 5(5); Nov 17: 6(4); Nov 18: 4(5)
    Nov 19: 5(4); Nov 20: 4(4); Nov 21: 4(4)
    Nov 22: 4(2); Nov 23: 4(4); Nov 24: 5(3)
    Nov 25: 5(7); Nov 26: 4(3); Nov 27: rest
    Nov 28: 5(2);

    Total: 113(100)
    Remaining: 7(0)
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,104 Member Member Posts: 1,104 Member
    Goal: min. 75 min of planks + 75 min other isometrics

    Nov 1st: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit

    Nov 2nd:
    10:00 isometrics for legs:
    • 2 x 30s one leg wall sit (killer, @MaltedTea)
    • 5:00 of glute bridges
    • 2 x 1:30 static lunges
    • 1:00 sumo "squat"
    5:00 planks
    • 1:00 beast on all4s
    • 3:00 bowflex
    • 1:00 mixed, to round it up! 💪

    Nov 3:
    4:00 planks:
    • 6×30s during HR workout
    • 2x30s one arm plank
    10:00 isometrics for legs/glutes
    • 2x30s chair sit
    • 4:00 wall sit
    • 5:00 bridge (phew, not easy!)

    Nov 4:
    4:00 Heather Robertson ❤ plank challenge
    3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    I was going to take a break, but HR had 6×30s planks during her workout 😀.

    Nov 5: 3:00 planks

    Nov 6: 3:30 planks (2×3×40s + 20s + 30s) during HRs workout. After 2x5min thighs workouts I feel numb 😂. No way am I going to even attempt at legs isometrics today.

    Nov 7: 5:00 (seemed so looong) of wall sit + 4:30 planks with HR; I know it's out of scope, but I jumped the rope today again 🙌

    Nov 8: I was going to rest today, but got "carried away" and did 5:00 of Soh (modified after 3 min to introduce lateral planks 🤷‍♀️).

    Legs too tired from HR's workouts last week and 🚴‍♀️ today, to try other isometrics...

    Nov 9: rest day
    Nov 10: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit
    Nov 11: Heather had at least 2:30 planks scattered throughout the workout today.

    Nov 12:
    Planks: 3x30s with Heather + 4:00 personal mix
    Isometrics: 7:00 bridges, last 1 divided on 1 leg + 3:00 wall sit

    Nov 13: 3:00 planks during HIIT
    Nov 14: 4:00 planks, personal mix
    Nov 15: 4:00 planks, personal mix + 5:00 glute bridges (I take back what I said about them being easy; it's easy, though, to get distracted and not maintain a proper form...)

    Nov 16: 3:00 planks, 3:00 wall sit
    Nov 17: none, rest day
    Nov 18: 5:00 planks
    Nov 19: none, again
    Nov 20: 8:00 (1:00 with Heather Robertson, 4:00 on my own, 3:00 or 4:00? with Rainer Pollard, Tabata workout)
    Nov 21: 6:00 wall sit (it hurt badly by min 5, but I kept pushing, then thought of going for a PR this month aiming for 5:30 and ended up with 6 min 💪) + a 6:00 plank workout with Heather Robertson

    Nov 22: 4:30 planks + 3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    Nov 23: 4:00 planks (including some with a stability ball, Heather Robertson again 😉)

    Nov 24: good day! 🙂
    6:00 mixed planks (& pushup variations), as
    • 3:00 scattered throughout a HIIT workout
    • 3:00 plain planks personal mix
    11:00 legs isometrics, as
    • 6:00 wall sit (felt easier 😲)
    • 5:00 mix (1:30 sumo, 2 x 0:30 static lunge, 2 x 0:30 1 leg brides, 1:30 bridges)

    Nov 25: can't remember
    Nov 26: 5:30 mixed planks during HIIT workouts, including stability ball + 1:00 wall sit, cause the phone rang 😐
    Nov 27: 3:00 mixed planks during workout
    Nov 28: 5:00 planks + 6:00 leg isometrics (some of those during a HIIT workout, some on my own)

    Total/PB this month:
    Planks: 108:00
    Legs Isometrics: 88:00
    Pushups: 10
    Wall sit: 6:00 (Nov 21 & 24)

    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):

    Octomber 2020: 66, total 151 of isometrics
    September: rest. Did some, during other workouts, but not explicitely/no counting.
    August 2020: 125
    July 2020: 110
    June 2020: 125
    May 2020: 125
    Apr 2020: 117
    Mar 2020: 119
    Feb 2020: 115
    Jan 2020: 112
    Dec 2019: 125
    Nov 2019: 73
    Oct 2019: 63 (first planks ever!!!)

  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    November Goal : 90 minutes (avg 3 min/day)

    11/1: PM: 3 – 1 min elbow, side x 2 (3 min)
    11/2: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks to Gangnam Style – music makes it better (3.5)
    11/3: AM: 5 min mixed planks, Shake it Off & partial Love Shack; PM:3.5 min mixed planks, 3 (8.5)
    11/4: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Let’s Get Loud (4)
    11/5: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks, One the Floor, Shake it Off (5.5)
    11/6: AM: 4 min mixed planks, Shake it off (4)
    11/7: PM: 4 min mixed planks, 24k magic (4)
    11/8: PM: 4.5 min mixed planks (4.5)
    11/9: PM: 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/10: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks (5.5)
    11/11: PM: 2.5 min mixed planks (2.5)
    11/12: PM: 1 min elbow plank (1)
    11/13: PM: 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/14: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Mustang Sally (4)
    11/15: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks, Toxic (3.5)
    11/16: PM: 1 – 3 min elbow plank (3)
    11/17: PM 4 min mixed planks, Sk8er Boi, Airplanes (4)
    11/18: PM 1 – 3 min plank (3)
    11/19: PM 1 – 1 min RKC plank (1)
    11/20: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/21: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/22: PM 6 min mixed planks (6)
    11/23: PM 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/24: no planks today. Elbows are acting inflamed
    11/25: PM 3 min mixed planks (3) elbows still hurting
    11/26: T-day – taking the day off
    11/27: PM 1 – 3 min plank
    11/28: PM 1 – 3 min plank

    Running total: 97.5 (3.48 running avg min/day)
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    Goal 120 minutes.

    01/11 rest day
    02/11 4 mins mixed planks
    03/11 8 mins mixed planks
    04/11 6 mins mixed planks
    05/11 6 mins mixed planks
    06/11 rest day
    07/11 6 mins mixed planks
    08/11 rest day
    09/11 6 mins mixed planks
    10/11 6 mins mixed planks
    11/11 6 mins mixed planks
    12/11 4 mins mixed planks
    13/11 6 mins mixed planks
    14/11 6 mins mixed planks
    15/11 rest day
    16/11 6 mins mixed planks
    17/11 6 mins mixed planks
    18/11 4 mins mixed planks
    19/11 none
    20/11 4 mins mixed planks
    21/11 6 mins mixed planks
    22/11 6 mins mixed planks
    23/11 6 mins mixed planks
    24/11 rest day
    25/11 6 mins mixed planks
    26/11 6 mins mixed planks
    27/11 6 mins mixed planks

    Total 120 minutes
    goal achieved!

    Nice, though I stated 90 min, I was hoping (and on track) to try for 120, then then life and elbows got in the way
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 424 Member Member Posts: 424 Member
    November goal: 120 min planks (100 min other isometrics)

    Nov 1: 4(1); Nov 2: 4(2); Nov 3: 4(2)
    Nov 4: 5(3); Nov 5: 5(5); Nov 6: 4(4)
    Nov 7: 4(5); Nov 8: 4(5); Nov 9: 4(5)
    Nov 10: 4(5); Nov 11: 4(3); Nov 12: rest
    Nov 13: 4(4); Nov 14: 4(5); Nov 15: 4(4)
    Nov 16: 5(5); Nov 17: 6(4); Nov 18: 4(5)
    Nov 19: 5(4); Nov 20: 4(4); Nov 21: 4(4)
    Nov 22: 4(2); Nov 23: 4(4); Nov 24: 5(3)
    Nov 25: 5(7); Nov 26: 4(3); Nov 27: rest
    Nov 28: 5(2); Nov 29: 5(3);

    Total: 118(103)
    Remaining: 2(0)
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,104 Member Member Posts: 1,104 Member
    Goal: min. 75 min of planks + 75 min other isometrics

    Nov 1st: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit

    Nov 2nd:
    10:00 isometrics for legs:
    • 2 x 30s one leg wall sit (killer, @MaltedTea)
    • 5:00 of glute bridges
    • 2 x 1:30 static lunges
    • 1:00 sumo "squat"
    5:00 planks
    • 1:00 beast on all4s
    • 3:00 bowflex
    • 1:00 mixed, to round it up! 💪

    Nov 3:
    4:00 planks:
    • 6×30s during HR workout
    • 2x30s one arm plank
    10:00 isometrics for legs/glutes
    • 2x30s chair sit
    • 4:00 wall sit
    • 5:00 bridge (phew, not easy!)

    Nov 4:
    4:00 Heather Robertson ❤ plank challenge
    3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    I was going to take a break, but HR had 6×30s planks during her workout 😀.

    Nov 5: 3:00 planks

    Nov 6: 3:30 planks (2×3×40s + 20s + 30s) during HRs workout. After 2x5min thighs workouts I feel numb 😂. No way am I going to even attempt at legs isometrics today.

    Nov 7: 5:00 (seemed so looong) of wall sit + 4:30 planks with HR; I know it's out of scope, but I jumped the rope today again 🙌

    Nov 8: I was going to rest today, but got "carried away" and did 5:00 of Soh (modified after 3 min to introduce lateral planks 🤷‍♀️).

    Legs too tired from HR's workouts last week and 🚴‍♀️ today, to try other isometrics...

    Nov 9: rest day
    Nov 10: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit
    Nov 11: Heather had at least 2:30 planks scattered throughout the workout today.

    Nov 12:
    Planks: 3x30s with Heather + 4:00 personal mix
    Isometrics: 7:00 bridges, last 1 divided on 1 leg + 3:00 wall sit

    Nov 13: 3:00 planks during HIIT
    Nov 14: 4:00 planks, personal mix
    Nov 15: 4:00 planks, personal mix + 5:00 glute bridges (I take back what I said about them being easy; it's easy, though, to get distracted and not maintain a proper form...)

    Nov 16: 3:00 planks, 3:00 wall sit
    Nov 17: none, rest day
    Nov 18: 5:00 planks
    Nov 19: none, again
    Nov 20: 8:00 (1:00 with Heather Robertson, 4:00 on my own, 3:00 or 4:00? with Rainer Pollard, Tabata workout)
    Nov 21: 6:00 wall sit (it hurt badly by min 5, but I kept pushing, then thought of going for a PR this month aiming for 5:30 and ended up with 6 min 💪) + a 6:00 plank workout with Heather Robertson

    Nov 22: 4:30 planks + 3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    Nov 23: 4:00 planks (including some with a stability ball, Heather Robertson again 😉)

    Nov 24: good day! 🙂
    6:00 mixed planks (& pushup variations), as
    • 3:00 scattered throughout a HIIT workout
    • 3:00 plain planks personal mix
    11:00 legs isometrics, as
    • 6:00 wall sit (felt easier 😲)
    • 5:00 mix (1:30 sumo, 2 x 0:30 static lunge, 2 x 0:30 1 leg brides, 1:30 bridges)

    Nov 25: can't remember
    Nov 26: 5:30 mixed planks during HIIT workouts, including stability ball + 1:00 wall sit, cause the phone rang 😐
    Nov 27: 3:00 mixed planks during workout
    Nov 28: 5:00 planks + 6:00 leg isometrics (some of those during a HIIT workout, some on my own)

    Nov 29: 5:00 planks + 9:00 legs iso

    Total/PB this month:
    Planks: 113:00
    Legs Isometrics: 97:00
    Pushups: 10
    Wall sit: 6:00 (Nov 21 & 24)
    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):

    Octomber 2020: 66, total 151 of isometrics
    September: rest. Did some, during other workouts, but not explicitely/no counting.
    August 2020: 125
    July 2020: 110
    June 2020: 125
    May 2020: 125
    Apr 2020: 117
    Mar 2020: 119
    Feb 2020: 115
    Jan 2020: 112
    Dec 2019: 125
    Nov 2019: 73
    Oct 2019: 63 (first planks ever!!!)
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    November Goal : 90 minutes (avg 3 min/day)

    11/1: PM: 3 – 1 min elbow, side x 2 (3 min)
    11/2: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks to Gangnam Style – music makes it better (3.5)
    11/3: AM: 5 min mixed planks, Shake it Off & partial Love Shack; PM:3.5 min mixed planks, 3 (8.5)
    11/4: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Let’s Get Loud (4)
    11/5: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks, One the Floor, Shake it Off (5.5)
    11/6: AM: 4 min mixed planks, Shake it off (4)
    11/7: PM: 4 min mixed planks, 24k magic (4)
    11/8: PM: 4.5 min mixed planks (4.5)
    11/9: PM: 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/10: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks (5.5)
    11/11: PM: 2.5 min mixed planks (2.5)
    11/12: PM: 1 min elbow plank (1)
    11/13: PM: 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/14: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Mustang Sally (4)
    11/15: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks, Toxic (3.5)
    11/16: PM: 1 – 3 min elbow plank (3)
    11/17: PM 4 min mixed planks, Sk8er Boi, Airplanes (4)
    11/18: PM 1 – 3 min plank (3)
    11/19: PM 1 – 1 min RKC plank (1)
    11/20: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/21: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/22: PM 6 min mixed planks (6)
    11/23: PM 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/24: no planks today. Elbows are acting inflamed
    11/25: PM 3 min mixed planks (3) elbows still hurting
    11/26: T-day – taking the day off
    11/27: PM 1 – 3 min plank
    11/28: PM 1 – 3 min plank
    11/29: day off

    Running total: 97.5 (3.36 running avg min/day)

  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 424 Member Member Posts: 424 Member
    November goal: 120 min planks (100 min other isometrics)

    Nov 1: 4(1); Nov 2: 4(2); Nov 3: 4(2)
    Nov 4: 5(3); Nov 5: 5(5); Nov 6: 4(4)
    Nov 7: 4(5); Nov 8: 4(5); Nov 9: 4(5)
    Nov 10: 4(5); Nov 11: 4(3); Nov 12: rest
    Nov 13: 4(4); Nov 14: 4(5); Nov 15: 4(4)
    Nov 16: 5(5); Nov 17: 6(4); Nov 18: 4(5)
    Nov 19: 5(4); Nov 20: 4(4); Nov 21: 4(4)
    Nov 22: 4(2); Nov 23: 4(4); Nov 24: 5(3)
    Nov 25: 5(7); Nov 26: 4(3); Nov 27: rest
    Nov 28: 5(2); Nov 29: 5(3); Nov 30: 3(2)

    Total: 121(105)
    Remaining: 0(0)
    Goal achieved 🙂
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 631 Member Member Posts: 631 Member
    @SModa61 I'm with you on the elbows!
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 4,822 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4,822 Member
    @lazycat2018 Oh dear, I hope your wrist is feeling better now!

    I last posted on NOV08. I since downloaded Simple Vision's "Tabata Timer for HIIT" app and did the following in triplicate on NOV15, NOV19, NOV21...and today

    0:50 Right Leg Wall Sit
    0:50 Left Leg Wall Sit
    0:50 Elbow Plank
    0:50 Right Plank
    0:50 Left Plank
    0:50 Right Lunge
    0:50 Left Lunge
    0:50 Low Push Up
    0:50 V Sit-Up
    0:50 Superman
    0:50 Back Bend [MODIFIED w/stool]
    0:50 Bridge
    TOTAL 10:00

    So I didn't successfully complete the challenge this month (or get a perfect back bend). However, I have been doing several Zoom workouts and when the instructors threaten participants with planks of any variety, I'm like "I got this!" 😏
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    @SModa61 I'm with you on the elbows!

    @lesdarts180 but straight arm is so much worse for me by super aggravating my wrists. :(
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 646 Member Member, Premium Posts: 646 Member
    Goal 60
    Nov 1 rest day
    Nov 2 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 3 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 4 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 5 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 6 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 7 rest day
    Nov 8 rest day
    Nov 9 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 10 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 11 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 12 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 13 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 14 rest day
    Nov 15 rest day
    Nov 16 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 17 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 18 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 19 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 20 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 21 rest day
    Nov 22 rest day
    Nov 23 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 24 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 25 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 26 rest day 🦃
    Nov 27 rest day
    Nov 28 rest day
    Nov 29 3:00 (6x30s)
    Nov 30 3:00 (6x30s)
    Total 60
    Remaining 0
    November went fast!
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 646 Member Member, Premium Posts: 646 Member
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,104 Member Member Posts: 1,104 Member
    Goal: min. 75 min of planks + 75 min other isometrics

    Nov 1st: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit

    Nov 2nd:
    10:00 isometrics for legs:
    • 2 x 30s one leg wall sit (killer, @MaltedTea)
    • 5:00 of glute bridges
    • 2 x 1:30 static lunges
    • 1:00 sumo "squat"
    5:00 planks
    • 1:00 beast on all4s
    • 3:00 bowflex
    • 1:00 mixed, to round it up! 💪

    Nov 3:
    4:00 planks:
    • 6×30s during HR workout
    • 2x30s one arm plank
    10:00 isometrics for legs/glutes
    • 2x30s chair sit
    • 4:00 wall sit
    • 5:00 bridge (phew, not easy!)

    Nov 4:
    4:00 Heather Robertson ❤ plank challenge
    3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    I was going to take a break, but HR had 6×30s planks during her workout 😀.

    Nov 5: 3:00 planks

    Nov 6: 3:30 planks (2×3×40s + 20s + 30s) during HRs workout. After 2x5min thighs workouts I feel numb 😂. No way am I going to even attempt at legs isometrics today.

    Nov 7: 5:00 (seemed so looong) of wall sit + 4:30 planks with HR; I know it's out of scope, but I jumped the rope today again 🙌

    Nov 8: I was going to rest today, but got "carried away" and did 5:00 of Soh (modified after 3 min to introduce lateral planks 🤷‍♀️).

    Legs too tired from HR's workouts last week and 🚴‍♀️ today, to try other isometrics...

    Nov 9: rest day
    Nov 10: 5:00 mixed planks + 5:00 wall sit
    Nov 11: Heather had at least 2:30 planks scattered throughout the workout today.

    Nov 12:
    Planks: 3x30s with Heather + 4:00 personal mix
    Isometrics: 7:00 bridges, last 1 divided on 1 leg + 3:00 wall sit

    Nov 13: 3:00 planks during HIIT
    Nov 14: 4:00 planks, personal mix
    Nov 15: 4:00 planks, personal mix + 5:00 glute bridges (I take back what I said about them being easy; it's easy, though, to get distracted and not maintain a proper form...)

    Nov 16: 3:00 planks, 3:00 wall sit
    Nov 17: none, rest day
    Nov 18: 5:00 planks
    Nov 19: none, again
    Nov 20: 8:00 (1:00 with Heather Robertson, 4:00 on my own, 3:00 or 4:00? with Rainer Pollard, Tabata workout)
    Nov 21: 6:00 wall sit (it hurt badly by min 5, but I kept pushing, then thought of going for a PR this month aiming for 5:30 and ended up with 6 min 💪) + a 6:00 plank workout with Heather Robertson

    Nov 22: 4:30 planks + 3:00 wall sit + 4:00 bridges
    Nov 23: 4:00 planks (including some with a stability ball, Heather Robertson again 😉)

    Nov 24: good day! 🙂
    6:00 mixed planks (& pushup variations), as
    • 3:00 scattered throughout a HIIT workout
    • 3:00 plain planks personal mix
    11:00 legs isometrics, as
    • 6:00 wall sit (felt easier 😲)
    • 5:00 mix (1:30 sumo, 2 x 0:30 static lunge, 2 x 0:30 1 leg brides, 1:30 bridges)

    Nov 25: can't remember
    Nov 26: 5:30 mixed planks during HIIT workouts, including stability ball + 1:00 wall sit, cause the phone rang 😐
    Nov 27: 3:00 mixed planks during workout
    Nov 28: 5:00 planks + 6:00 leg isometrics (some of those during a HIIT workout, some on my own)

    Nov 29: 5:00 planks + 9:00 legs iso

    Nov 30: 4:00 mixed planks, own variation, cause the HIIT workout had no planks this time 🤷‍♀️ + (get ready) 14:00 legs isometrics (5:00 wall sit, thought I'd quit at 4, 1:00 Sumo, 2x0:45 static lunge, killer, probably because of the wall sit and 6:30 of bridges, because I was writing in another thread 😄)

    Total/PB this month:
    Planks: 117:00
    Legs Isometrics: 111:00
    Pushups: 10
    Wall sit: 6:00 (Nov 21 & 24)

    Terribly happy to have gotten back at this and be so close to my personal best (or surpass it, if we count all isometrics). Thanks a lot @jeffrey_ad 🙌
    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):

    Octomber 2020: 66, total 151 of isometrics
    September: rest. Did some, during other workouts, but not explicitely/no counting.
    August 2020: 125
    July 2020: 110
    June 2020: 125
    May 2020: 125
    Apr 2020: 117
    Mar 2020: 119
    Feb 2020: 115
    Jan 2020: 112
    Dec 2019: 125
    Nov 2019: 73
    Oct 2019: 63 (first planks ever!!!)

  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    November Goal : 90 minutes (avg 3 min/day)

    11/1: PM: 3 – 1 min elbow, side x 2 (3 min)
    11/2: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks to Gangnam Style – music makes it better (3.5)
    11/3: AM: 5 min mixed planks, Shake it Off & partial Love Shack; PM:3.5 min mixed planks, 3 (8.5)
    11/4: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Let’s Get Loud (4)
    11/5: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks, One the Floor, Shake it Off (5.5)
    11/6: AM: 4 min mixed planks, Shake it off (4)
    11/7: PM: 4 min mixed planks, 24k magic (4)
    11/8: PM: 4.5 min mixed planks (4.5)
    11/9: PM: 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/10: PM: 5.5 min mixed planks (5.5)
    11/11: PM: 2.5 min mixed planks (2.5)
    11/12: PM: 1 min elbow plank (1)
    11/13: PM: 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/14: PM: 4 min mixed planks, Mustang Sally (4)
    11/15: PM: 3.5 min mixed planks, Toxic (3.5)
    11/16: PM: 1 – 3 min elbow plank (3)
    11/17: PM 4 min mixed planks, Sk8er Boi, Airplanes (4)
    11/18: PM 1 – 3 min plank (3)
    11/19: PM 1 – 1 min RKC plank (1)
    11/20: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/21: PM 4 min mixed planks (4)
    11/22: PM 6 min mixed planks (6)
    11/23: PM 3 min mixed planks (3)
    11/24: no planks today. Elbows are acting inflamed
    11/25: PM 3 min mixed planks (3) elbows still hurting
    11/26: T-day – taking the day off
    11/27: PM 1 – 3 min plank
    11/28: PM 1 – 3 min plank
    11/29: day off
    11/30: PM 3 min mixed planks

    Running total: 100.5 (3.35 running avg min/day)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 424 Member Member Posts: 424 Member
    @SModa61, my wrist is ok now, I am back to straight arms(2×1m), elbow side planks 1m each side and another elbow or straight plank, depending on how i feel. I find that varying them this way works best for me. Hope you will find your optimum plank workout, just do not work out through pain, let yourself rest. Xx
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,354 Member Member Posts: 1,354 Member
    @SModa61, my wrist is ok now, I am back to straight arms(2×1m), elbow side planks 1m each side and another elbow or straight plank, depending on how i feel. I find that varying them this way works best for me. Hope you will find your optimum plank workout, just do not work out through pain, let yourself rest. Xx

    @lazycat2018 Glad you found your perfect system. When I list mixed planks, they include both classic elbow planks and side planks. I also think I need to start expanding out in my ab work. New month here so I should define what I plan to do.

    As for my elbows, I was certainly attributing their tenderness to the planking but not certain. I few google searches and I fit the "golfer's" elbow condition. Interestingly, doing dishes and keyboard work both can inflame that point of the elbow, and with holidays dishes were plenty plus I have been on the computer way too much. :p Barely tender today so I have made progress chilling it down.

    Thank you for the pointers and advice. This evening when I post in Dec 1, I'll hopefully know my December goal.
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