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60 Minutes per Month Plank/Isometric Challenge - December 2020

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  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,038 Member Member Posts: 3,038 Member
    12/2 3 min. plank video :)
    12/3 3 min. plank video
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    Three one-minute forearm planks today!
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    December goal: 120 min mixed planks
    (100 min other isometrics)
    Dec 1: 6(4); Dec 2: 5(5); Dec 3: 4(3)

    Total: 15(12)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    December goal: 120 min mixed planks
    (100 min other isometrics)
    Dec 1: 6(4); Dec 2: 5(5); Dec 3: 4(3)
    Dec 4: 5(5);

    Total: 20(17)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    @dewit do you do your push ups from the elbow plank position or straight arms? I have tried doing them from the elbow plank this morning and did 20 without any difficulty, maybe I'm not doing them correctly?
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    @dewit do you do your push ups from the elbow plank position or straight arms? I have tried doing them from the elbow plank this morning and did 20 without any difficulty, maybe I'm not doing them correctly?

    Ah, sorry, I found the answer on Google. It's straight arms and a lot harder than elbows 😞 still, I'm going to practise these and be able to do a couple by Christmas x
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,086 Member Member Posts: 1,086 Member
    @lazycat2018: I could never do a single pushup until this January. Last year (or so) I found out about modified pushups from knees and this is what I since used when doing HIIT video workouts. Wall pushups are also an wasy modification.

    Now I can do 10 normal straight wide arms pushups. I always thought arms lifting is not for me, but this year I started using dumbbells and this + planks is how I managed to do by the summer the 8, then 10 pushups in a row. It's just that I am not progressing and one girl in my friends' list does 50 by now! I would be happy with 15 or 20, enough as to keep up with the instructors from the videos!

    For the advanced, there exist forms like diamond pushups, one arm pushups and so on.

    Have fun! 🌺
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    What, it's not even 11 am and I've done my three one-minute forearm planks?!? Yes!!!

    Which planks do you find most difficult between forearm (elbow) or straight arm planks?
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 616 Member Member Posts: 616 Member
    Goal 120 minutes.

    01/12 6 mins mixed planks
    02/12 4 mins mixed planks
    03/12 6 mins mixed planks
    04/12 6 mins mixed planks

    Total 22 minutes

    "Which planks do you find most difficult between forearm (elbow) or straight arm planks?"

    I do lots of variations, forearms, straight arms, side plank on forearm, side plank on straight arm. I rotate the side planks and I move my feet (and hands where appropriate) side to side and do leg lifts. I find it easier if I keep on the move - not so boring, the time passes quicker. I do combine press-ups with the straight arm planks, I can't get all the way down but I can get some up and down movement.

    While I can't get to the gym it's the only arm strength exercise I get, and I need to ward off osteoporosis.

    Keep persevering.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,038 Member Member Posts: 3,038 Member
    12/2. 3 min.
    12/3 3 min.
    12/4 3 min.
    Planks
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    December goal: 120 min mixed planks
    (100 min other isometrics)
    Dec 1: 6(4); Dec 2: 5(5); Dec 3: 4(3)
    Dec 4: 5(5); Dec 5: 5(5);

    Total: 25(22)

    Also, 4 badly performed push ups( 3 of them knee ones), not keeping my body straight yet, but I am having fun🤑
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    15 minutes of December planks, currently!
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,038 Member Member Posts: 3,038 Member
    12/2 3 min.
    12/3 3 min
    12/4 3 min.
    12/5 3 min.
    planks
  • SModa61SModa61 Member Posts: 1,334 Member Member Posts: 1,334 Member
    December Goal : 90 minutes planks (avg 3 min/day), going add in other exercises as I figure that out!

    12/1: 4 min mixed planks
    12/2: 3 min mixed planks
    12/3: 1 – 3 min plank
    12/4: 3 min mixed planks
    12/5: 1 – 3 min plank

    Running total: 16 (3.2 running avg min/day)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 419 Member Member Posts: 419 Member
    December goal: 120 min mixed planks
    (100 min other isometrics)
    Dec 1: 6(4); Dec 2: 5(5); Dec 3: 4(3)
    Dec 4: 5(5); Dec 5: 5(5); Dec 6: 5(5)

    Total: 30(27)
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 3,038 Member Member Posts: 3,038 Member
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    On it, not setting a goal has worked in my favor this month for this challenge. If I do 3 planks, great! And if I do none that day, it's okay.

    But I have gotten 3 one-minute forearm planks in each day so far! Yes, yes, yes!!!!

    My forearms are so sore! Good job!
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    LoveyChar wrote: »
    On it, not setting a goal has worked in my favor this month for this challenge. If I do 3 planks, great! And if I do none that day, it's okay.

    But I have gotten 3 one-minute forearm planks in each day so far! Yes, yes, yes!!!!

    My forearms are so sore! Good job!

    Thank you, you too!!!
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,086 Member Member Posts: 1,086 Member
    Going for
    100 min of planks and
    75 min legs isometrics
    Would also love to be able to do
    more than 10 pushups in a row
    Dec 1st: taking it easy - 1:30 planks during a HIIT workout

    Dec 2st: legs workout, so added a 6:00 planks workout at the end and decided to be reasonable and leave the legs isometrics out for today. I should do those quick isometrics during my day rather than post workout!

    Dec 3: 6:00 planks + 4:00 wall sit + 5:00 glute bridges

    Dec 4: 1:30, if frog to high plank counts

    Dec 5: 12:00 leg isometrics (4:00 wall sit + 2 x 0:45 static lunge + 0:30 sumo squat + 6:00 glute bridges) + 5:00 planks of modified Soh

    Dec 6: 6:00 planks (LIT workout + personal mix)

    Total and this month's PB:
    Planks: 28:00
    Legs isometrics: 21:00
    Pushups : 12
    Wall sit: 4:00

    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):
    November 2020: 117 planks and 111 legs isometrics. PB: 10 pushups, 6 min wall sit
    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!!!)
    edited December 2020
  • LoveyCharLoveyChar Member Posts: 2,961 Member Member Posts: 2,961 Member
    dewit wrote: »
    Going for
    100 min of planks and
    75 min legs isometrics
    Would also love to be able to do
    more than 10 pushups in a row
    Dec 1st: taking it easy - 1:30 planks during a HIIT workout

    Dec 2st: legs workout, so added a 6:00 planks workout at the end and decided to be reasonable and leave the legs isometrics out for today. I should do those quick isometrics during my day rather than post workout!

    Dec 3: 6:00 planks + 4:00 wall sit + 5:00 glute bridges

    Dec 4: 1:30, if frog to high plank counts

    Dec 5: 12:00 leg isometrics (4:00 wall sit + 2 x 0:45 static lunge + 0:30 sumo squat + 6:00 glute bridges) + 5:00 planks of modified Soh

    Dec 6: 6:00 planks (LIT workout + personal mix)

    Total and this month's PB:
    Planks: 28:00
    Legs isometrics: 21:00
    Pushups : 12
    Wall sit: 4:00

    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):
    November 2020: 117 planks and 111 legs isometrics. PB: 10 pushups, 6 min wall sit
    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!!!)

    Nice job!!!

    I'm terrible at pushups. Our neighbors moved and threw a bunch of stuff out to the curb and with pushup handles being in there, my husband brought them home for me to sanitize and use you know with me being the athlete and all 😂🤣. I just looked at him like he was crazy. I didn't even know what they were and I can't even do ten pushups, either. I'll give them a good try one day, though.
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