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April 2021 Planking and Isometric Exercise Challenge

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  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 585 Member Member Posts: 585 Member
    April goal: 100 minutes mixed planks (100 minutes other isometrics)

    Starting a little later this month,
    Apr 3: 5(5); Apr 4: 2(2); Apr 5: 5(5)
    Apr 6: 6(6); April 7: 6(6); Apr 8: 5(5)
    Apr 9: 5(5); April 10: 5(5); Apr 11: 5(5)
    Apr 12: 5(5); Apr 13: 6(6); Apr 14: 5(5)
    Apr 15: 5(5); Apr 16: none; Apr 17: 4(4)
    Apr 18: 6(6);

    Total: 75(75)
    Remaining: 25(25)
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 699 Member Member, Premium Posts: 699 Member
    Goal 60
    Apr 1 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 2 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 3 rest day
    Apr 4 rest day
    Apr 5 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 6 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 7 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 8 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 9 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 10 rest day
    Apr 11 rest day
    Apr 12 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 13 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 14 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 15 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 16 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 17 rest day
    Apr 18 rest day
    Apr 19 3:00 (6x30s)
    Total 39
    Remaining 21


  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member
    4/19 total hold time: 5:20
    Superman: 20 secs
    Forearm Plank: 20 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Plank (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Hollow Hold: 20 secs
    Reverse Plank: 20 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Squat Hold: 20 secs
    Calf Raise: 20 secs


    April total hold time - 26:20
    Superman: 1:40
    Forearm Plank: 1:40
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 1:40 / 1:40
    Side Plank (left/right): 1:40 / 1:30
    Hollow Hold: 1:40
    Reverse Plank: 1:30
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 1:40 / 1:40
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 1:40 / 1:40
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 1:40 / 1:40
    Squat Hold: 1:40
    Calf Raise: 1:40
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 585 Member Member Posts: 585 Member
    April goal: 100 minutes mixed planks (100 minutes other isometrics)

    Starting a little later this month,
    Apr 3: 5(5); Apr 4: 2(2); Apr 5: 5(5)
    Apr 6: 6(6); April 7: 6(6); Apr 8: 5(5)
    Apr 9: 5(5); April 10: 5(5); Apr 11: 5(5)
    Apr 12: 5(5); Apr 13: 6(6); Apr 14: 5(5)
    Apr 15: 5(5); Apr 16: none; Apr 17: 4(4)
    Apr 18: 6(6); Apr 19: 5(5);

    Total: 80(80)
    Remaining: 20(20)
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,304 Member Member Posts: 1,304 Member
    My goals for the month:
    100 min of planks
    • lower body isometrics
    • more than 10 push-ups in a row.
    4/1: 4:00 with Heather Robertson + 1:00
    4/2: 5:00 with Caroline Girvan. During workout: 1:30 wall sits.
    4/3: 20 min isometrics with growingannanas. I skipped the handstand. Maybe I will have the courage to try it by the end of the month? The workout was 5:00 planks and 10:00 legs.

    I ended up doing a workout on Sunday which had more planks in it... So

    4/4: 5:00 planks with Lille Sabri, v. doable 👍
    + 3:00 during HIIT (or more 🤷‍♀️)

    4/5: rest day (plank-wise), but got 15 pushups in (last 3 were a struggle, but I got myself off the ground). The strength workout had some legs isometrics in, I would say roughly 3:00 in total.

    4/6: Planks: 3:00 during workout + 3:00 Bowflex. Isometrics (legs): 4:00 wall sit (hard! 😐)

    4/7: 5:00 planks

    4/8: 5:00 during Le Sweat HIIT session
    4/9: 5:00 with Caroline Girvan + 3:00 wall sit
    4/10: 2:00 during back/biceps workout + 2:00 wall sit (didn't manage the 20 min isometrics with growingannanas, unfortunatelly)

    4/11: rest day
    4/12: 5:00 planks + 15 tricep pushups, yeay!

    4/13: about 3 min planks in total during HIIT, but wont count them, since I am not so sure about 4/8 (not reccording daily has me forgetting 🤦‍♀️)

    4/14: 4:00 planks & 3:00 wallsits during 🔥 dumbell workout, each in 45 sec slots

    4/15: 20 min isometrics with growingannanas. I did a very wide handstand!!! The workout was 5:00 planks and 10:00 legs (the rest was core). It felt doable this time, but since I doubt that I gained strength in 12 days (even if Girvan's Epic gives me a clear sense of progress), I will just say that some days are better than others! 👍

    4/15: I also did about 2:00 planks during Epic 1 workout

    4/16: none, rest day
    4/17: 5:00 planks during a Tabata workout

    4/18: rest day, throughout. Smart decision ;-)

    4/19: 2 workouts, where we also planked: 5:00, in 0:45 chunks + 2:00, in 1:00 sets.

    The 2nd workout had a 1:00 wall sit, which was v. double. 1h later I decided to wallsit some more: by 2:30 I thought omG 😞. So I "sat" for 4:00 🤷‍♀️. I blame the pain on my 🧦 socks 🤭

    Total planks so far: 73:00
    Legs Isometrics: 41:30
    PRs April: 15 pushups

    Gotta do something about that 0:30!
  • lesdarts180lesdarts180 Member Posts: 1,021 Member Member Posts: 1,021 Member
    Goal 60 minutes.

    01/04 rest day
    02/04 rest day
    03/04 rest day
    04/04 4 mins mixed planks
    05/04 4 mins mixed planks
    06/04 none
    07/04 none
    08/04 none
    09/04 4 mins mixed planks
    10/04 4 mins mixed planks
    11/04 4 mins mixed planks
    12/04 4 mins mixed planks
    13/04 4 mins mixed planks
    14/04 4 mins mixed planks
    15/04 4 mins mixed planks
    16/04 4 mins mixed planks
    17/04 4 mins mixed planks
    18/04 rest day
    19/04 none - forgot :/
    20/04 4 mins mixed planks

    Total 48 minutes
    Remaining 12 mins
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member
    4/20 total hold time: 5:20
    Superman: 20 secs
    Forearm Plank: 20 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Plank (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Hollow Hold: 20 secs
    Reverse Plank: 20 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Squat Hold: 20 secs
    Calf Raise: 20 secs


    April total hold time - 31:40
    Superman: 2:00
    Forearm Plank: 2:00
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 2:00 / 2:00
    Side Plank (left/right): 2:00 / 1:50
    Hollow Hold: 2:00
    Reverse Plank: 1:50
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 2:00 / 2:00
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 2:00 / 2:00
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 2:00 / 2:00
    Squat Hold: 2:00
    Calf Raise: 2:00
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 585 Member Member Posts: 585 Member
    April goal: 100 minutes mixed planks (100 minutes other isometrics)

    Starting a little later this month,
    Apr 3: 5(5); Apr 4: 2(2); Apr 5: 5(5)
    Apr 6: 6(6); April 7: 6(6); Apr 8: 5(5)
    Apr 9: 5(5); April 10: 5(5); Apr 11: 5(5)
    Apr 12: 5(5); Apr 13: 6(6); Apr 14: 5(5)
    Apr 15: 5(5); Apr 16: none; Apr 17: 4(4)
    Apr 18: 6(6); Apr 19: 5(5); Apr 20: 5(5)

    Total: 85(85)
    Remaining: 15(15)
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member
    Current tally: 5/8 "15 Minute Advanced Plank Workout" from Women's Health Mag

    Stretch goal: 10 (not just 8) sessions by month end.
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member
    4/21 total hold time: 5:20
    Superman: 20 secs
    Forearm Plank: 20 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Plank (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Hollow Hold: 20 secs
    Reverse Plank: 20 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Squat Hold: 20 secs
    Calf Raise: 20 secs


    April total hold time - 37:00
    Superman: 2:20
    Forearm Plank: 2:20
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 2:20 / 2:20
    Side Plank (left/right): 2:20 / 2:10
    Hollow Hold: 2:20
    Reverse Plank: 2:10
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 2:20 / 2:20
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 2:20 / 2:20
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 2:20 / 2:20
    Squat Hold: 2:20
    Calf Raise: 2:20

  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    Today:
    Wall sit: 2 x 45 seconds
    Calf raises: 2 x 45 seconds
    Glute bridge: 2 x 45 seconds
    Straight arm planks: 2 x 30 seconds, 1 45 seconds
    Reverse planks: 3 x 30 seconds
    Press-ups: 10 reps

    April Total:
    Planks: 30 mins 30 secs
    Isometric exercises: 48 mins 30 secs
    Press-ups: 90 reps

    Had my first Covid vaccine on Saturday morning, still feeling a bit under the weather and arm is still aching. Thought it best to have a few days off to recover and hoping to do some more over the weekend.

    I've bought an Assisted pull up resistance band (being delivered tomorrow) that I can use on my pull up bar above my door. Not used one before, but I'm hoping it will help to build upper body strength, as I can't do chin/pull ups and struggle with press-ups.
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 585 Member Member Posts: 585 Member
    April goal: 100 minutes mixed planks (100 minutes other isometrics)

    Starting a little later this month,
    Apr 3: 5(5); Apr 4: 2(2); Apr 5: 5(5)
    Apr 6: 6(6); April 7: 6(6); Apr 8: 5(5)
    Apr 9: 5(5); April 10: 5(5); Apr 11: 5(5)
    Apr 12: 5(5); Apr 13: 6(6); Apr 14: 5(5)
    Apr 15: 5(5); Apr 16: none; Apr 17: 4(4)
    Apr 18: 6(6); Apr 19: 5(5); Apr 20: 5(5)
    Apr 21: 5(5);

    Total: 90(90)
    Remaining: 10(10)
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,112 Member
    4/21 total hold time: 5:20
    Superman: 20 secs
    Forearm Plank: 20 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Plank (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Hollow Hold: 20 secs
    Reverse Plank: 20 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 20 secs / 20 secs
    Squat Hold: 20 secs
    Calf Raise: 20 secs


    April total hold time - 42:20
    Superman: 2:40
    Forearm Plank: 2:40
    Side Leg Raise (left/right): 2:40 / 2:40
    Side Plank (left/right): 2:40 / 2:30
    Hollow Hold: 2:40
    Reverse Plank: 2:30
    Front Kick Hold (left/right): 2:40 / 2:40
    Side Kick Hold (left/right): 2:40 / 2:40
    Back Kick Hold (left/right): 2:40 / 2:40
    Squat Hold: 2:40
    Calf Raise: 2:40
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,304 Member Member Posts: 1,304 Member
    My goals for the month:
    100 min of planks
    • lower body isometrics
    • more than 10 push-ups in a row.
    4/1: 4:00 with Heather Robertson + 1:00
    4/2: 5:00 with Caroline Girvan. During workout: 1:30 wall sits.
    4/3: 20 min isometrics with growingannanas. I skipped the handstand. Maybe I will have the courage to try it by the end of the month? The workout was 5:00 planks and 10:00 legs.

    I ended up doing a workout on Sunday which had more planks in it... So

    4/4: 5:00 planks with Lille Sabri, v. doable 👍
    + 3:00 during HIIT (or more 🤷‍♀️)

    4/5: rest day (plank-wise), but got 15 pushups in (last 3 were a struggle, but I got myself off the ground). The strength workout had some legs isometrics in, I would say roughly 3:00 in total.

    4/6: Planks: 3:00 during workout + 3:00 Bowflex. Isometrics (legs): 4:00 wall sit (hard! 😐)

    4/7: 5:00 planks

    4/8: 5:00 during Le Sweat HIIT session
    4/9: 5:00 with Caroline Girvan + 3:00 wall sit
    4/10: 2:00 during back/biceps workout + 2:00 wall sit (didn't manage the 20 min isometrics with growingannanas, unfortunatelly)

    4/11: rest day
    4/12: 5:00 planks + 15 tricep pushups, yeay!

    4/13: about 3 min planks in total during HIIT, but wont count them, since I am not so sure about 4/8 (not reccording daily has me forgetting 🤦‍♀️)

    4/14: 4:00 planks & 3:00 wallsits during 🔥 dumbell workout, each in 45 sec slots

    4/15: 20 min isometrics with growingannanas. I did a very wide handstand!!! The workout was 5:00 planks and 10:00 legs (the rest was core). It felt doable this time, but since I doubt that I gained strength in 12 days (even if Girvan's Epic gives me a clear sense of progress), I will just say that some days are better than others! 👍

    4/15: I also did about 2:00 planks during Epic 1 workout

    4/16: none, rest day
    4/17: 5:00 planks during a Tabata workout

    4/18: rest day, throughout. Smart decision ;-)

    4/19: 2 workouts, where we also planked: 5:00, in 0:45 chunks + 2:00, in 1:00 sets.

    The 2nd workout had a 1:00 wall sit, which was v. double. 1h later I decided to wallsit some more: by 2:30 I thought omG 😞. So I "sat" for 4:00 🤷‍♀️. I blame the pain on my 🧦 socks 🤭

    4/20: 3:00 planks w Bowflex
    4/21: 2:30 planks during Epic workout
    4/22: 4:30 planks with Heather Robertson and 5:00 wall sit (yeay!)


    Total planks so far: 83:00
    Legs Isometrics: 45:30
    PRs April: 15 pushups and wide wall stand

  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,292 Member
    Current tally: 6/8 "15 Minute Advanced Plank Workout" from Women's Health Mag

    Going for the 7th session tomorrow morning. My shoulders (front delts and clavicle) are visibly different. I'll take it!

    Stretch goal: 10 (not just 8) sessions by month end.
  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 302 Member Member Posts: 302 Member
    Today:
    Straight arm planks: 4 x 30 seconds
    Reverse planks: 4 x 30 seconds
    Forearm planks: 4 x 30 seconds
    Glute bridge: 2 x 30 seconds
    Static lunge: 2 x 30 seconds
    Hollow body tuck hold: 2 x 30 seconds
    Sumo squat: 2 x 30 seconds
    Active beast: 2 x 30 seconds
    Press-ups: 10 reps

    April Total:
    Planks: 36 mins 30 secs
    Isometric exercises: 53 mins 30 secs
    Press-ups: 100 reps
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 699 Member Member, Premium Posts: 699 Member
    Goal 60
    Apr 1 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 2 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 3 rest day
    Apr 4 rest day
    Apr 5 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 6 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 7 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 8 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 9 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 10 rest day
    Apr 11 rest day
    Apr 12 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 13 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 14 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 15 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 16 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 17 rest day
    Apr 18 rest day
    Apr 19 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 20 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 21 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 22 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 23 3:00 (6x30s)
    Apr 24 rest day
    Total 51
    Remaining 9
    Thanks to @WhatMeRunning I'm adding Superman and Hollow Hold 30s each to my routine.


  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 585 Member Member Posts: 585 Member
    April goal: 100 minutes mixed planks (100 minutes other isometrics)

    Starting a little later this month,
    Apr 3: 5(5); Apr 4: 2(2); Apr 5: 5(5)
    Apr 6: 6(6); April 7: 6(6); Apr 8: 5(5)
    Apr 9: 5(5); April 10: 5(5); Apr 11: 5(5)
    Apr 12: 5(5); Apr 13: 6(6); Apr 14: 5(5)
    Apr 15: 5(5); Apr 16: none; Apr 17: 4(4)
    Apr 18: 6(6); Apr 19: 5(5); Apr 20: 5(5)
    Apr 21: 5(5); Apr 22: 5(5); Apr 23: 0(2)
    Apr 24: none; Apr 25: 5(5);

    Total: 100(102)
    Goal achieved.
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