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June 2021 Planking and Isometric Exercise Challenge

jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member
If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to planking and isometric exercises, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target.

If you are new to planking it is a good idea to start with as little as 10 or 15 seconds and build up over time.

Here's and example 5 minute Plank Workout from DareBee
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Feel free to share your variations and challenges.

Here is a link to last month's challenge:

https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10831804/may-2021-planking-and-isometric-exercise-challenge

Happy planking!
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  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member
    Count me in again!

    I think I'll leave my daily routine the same in June but start adding some reps. I'll have to wake up 15 minutes earlier per rep since I am currently just managing to finish these before having to get other things started (I do this routine with some morning stretches immediately after rising). I'm going to just add one rep at first and see how I feel after the first week or two before adding more.

    Assuming 17 sessions, 17 holds at 30 secs per rep, and 2 reps per hold each session, I'll set my total hold time goal in June at 4:49:00
    edited May 31
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    Come on, June! I'm going away for the next week and taking my yoga mat with me, looking forward to planking in the woods :D

    My June goal: 120 planks (120 other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5);
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member
    June 1

    Superman - 2 x 30 secs
    Forearm Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Plank (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Hollow Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Reverse Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 2 x 30 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Squat Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Calf Raise - 2 x 30 secs

    17:00 Daily Total Hold Time (Goal 17:00)

    June Totals

    Superman - 1 min
    Forearm Plank - 1 min
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 1 min / 1 min
    Side Plank (left/right) - 1 min / 1 min
    Hollow Hold - 1 min
    Reverse Plank - 1 min
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 1 min
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 1 min / 1 min
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 1 min / 1 min
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 1 min / 1 min
    Squat Hold - 1 min
    Calf Raise - 1 min

    17 mins Monthly Total Hold Time
    Goal 4 hrs 49 mins
  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    Thank you for setting up this thread @jeffrey_ad .

    I am going to aim for 100 minutes of planks and 100 minutes of isometrics this month. It's a little optimistic, but looking forward to seeing how far I get.

    Today:
    Straight arm plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Reverse plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Forearm plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Wall sit: 4 x 30 secs
    Sumo squat: 4 x 30 secs
    Calf raise: 4 x 30 secs
    Press-ups: 2 x 10 reps

    June Total:
    Planks: 6 minutes
    Isometrics: 6 minutes
    Press-ups: 20 reps
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member
    I'm in for 60 again
    Jun 1 rest day
    Jun 2 3:00 (6x30s)
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    My June goal: 120 planks (120 other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5); June 2:5(6);

    Total: 10(11)
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member
    June 3

    Superman - 2 x 30 secs
    Forearm Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Plank (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Hollow Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Reverse Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 2 x 30 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Squat Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Calf Raise - 2 x 30 secs

    17:00 Daily Total Hold Time (Goal 17:00)

    June Totals

    Superman - 2 min
    Forearm Plank - 2 min
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 2 min / 2 min
    Side Plank (left/right) - 2 min / 2 min
    Hollow Hold - 2 min
    Reverse Plank - 2 min
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 2 min
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 min / 2 min
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 min / 2 min
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 min / 2 min
    Squat Hold - 2 min
    Calf Raise - 2 min

    34 mins Monthly Total Hold Time
    Goal 4 hrs 49 mins
    edited June 3
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    My June goal: 120 minutes planks (120 minutes other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5); June 2:5(6); June 3:5(6)

    Total: 15(17)
  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    Today:

    Today:
    Straight arm plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Reverse plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Forearm plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Glute bridge: 2 x 30 secs
    Active beast: 2 x 30 secs
    Hollow body tuck hold: 2 x 30 secs
    Press-ups: 2 x 10 reps

    June Total:
    Planks: 9 minutes
    Isometrics: 9 minutes
    Press-ups: 40 reps
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,252 Member Member Posts: 1,252 Member
    ☝🏻 count me in! I got distracted by the ☀️ny weather, but have still been planking!

    Goals, almost like last month
    * 75 mins of planks
    * 75 min other isometrics
    * 20 pushups
    * 6:00 on the wall sit (or more)
    * Rief's 7:00 plank workout, unmodified
    * the 20min iso of growingannanas x 3

    Planks vitae 😀 (in minutes):

    2021

    Mai: 120:00 planks, 54:00 legs&glutes

    PRs:
    * 20 pushups on 5/8 and 28/8
    * 7 min wallsit on 5/20

    Apr: 100:00 planks + 65:00 legs isometrics
    17 pushups in a row + 5:30 wall sit

    March : 125:00 planks + 15 push-ups

    Feb: 105:00 planks
    PRs: 5:30 wallsit
    10-8-8-6 pushups in one workout

    Jan: 120 planks + 115 legs isometrics

    2020

    Dec: 115 planks and 100 legs

    Nov: 117 planks and 111 legs isometrics.
    PB: 10 pushups, 6 min wall sit

    Oct: 66 planks, total 151 of isometrics

    Sept: rest. Did some, during other workouts, but not explicitely/no counting.

    Aug: 125
    July: 110
    June: 125
    May: 125
    Apr: 117
    Mar: 119
    Feb: 115
    Jan: 112

    2019

    Dec: 125
    Nov: 73
    Oct: 63 (first planks ever!!!)
    edited June 4
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,252 Member Member Posts: 1,252 Member
    ☝🏻 count me in! I got distracted by the ☀️ny weather, but have still been planking!
    Goals, almost like last month
    * 75 mins of planks
    * 75 min other isometrics
    * 20 pushups
    * 6:00 on the wall sit (or more)
    * Rief's 7:00 plank workout, unmodified
    * the 20min iso of growingannanas x 3

    6/1: 3:00 planks during Epic + 15 pushups
    6/2: 3:00 during workout w. Rachel Gulotta
    6/3: only planks, 2:00 during Epic + 4:00 workout with Heather Robertson

    Total: 12:00 planks
  • WhatMeRunningWhatMeRunning Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,558 Member
    June 4

    Superman - 2 x 30 secs
    Forearm Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Plank (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Hollow Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Reverse Plank - 2 x 30 secs
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 2 x 30 secs
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 2 x 30 secs / 2 x 30 secs
    Squat Hold - 2 x 30 secs
    Calf Raise - 2 x 30 secs

    17:00 Daily Total Hold Time (Goal 17:00)

    June Totals

    Superman - 3 min
    Forearm Plank - 3 min
    Side Leg Raise (left/right) - 3 min / 3 min
    Side Plank (left/right) - 3 min / 3 min
    Hollow Hold - 3 min
    Reverse Plank - 3 min
    Adductor Ball Squeeze - 3 min
    Front Kick Hold (left/right) - 3 min / 3 min
    Side Kick Hold (left/right) - 3 min / 3 min
    Back Kick Hold (left/right) - 3 min / 3 min
    Squat Hold - 3 min
    Calf Raise - 3 min

    51 mins Monthly Total Hold Time
    Goal 4 hrs 49 mins
  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    Today:
    Straight arm plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Reverse plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Forearm plank: 4 x 30 secs
    Wall sit: 4 x 30 secs
    Sumo squat: 4 x 30 secs
    Calf raise: 4 x 30 secs
    Press-ups: 2 x 10 reps

    June Total:
    Planks: 15 minutes
    Isometrics: 15 minutes
    Press-ups: 60 reps
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    My June goal: 120 minutes planks (120 minutes other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5); June 2:5(6); June 3:5(6)
    June 4:5(7);

    Total: 20(24)
  • jeffrey_adjeffrey_ad Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member Member, Premium Posts: 678 Member
    jeffrey_ad wrote: »
    I'm in for 60 again
    Jun 1 rest day
    Jun 2 3:00 (6x30s)
    Jun 3 3:00 (6x30s)
    Jun 4 3:00 (6x30s)
    Jun 5 3:00 (6x30s)
    Jun 6 rest day
    Pattern:
    30s forearm plank
    30s straight arm plank
    30s right side plank
    30s left side plank
    30s superman
    30s hollow hold
    Total 12
    Remaining 48
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    My June goal: 120 minutes planks (120 minutes other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5); June 2:5(6); June 3:5(6)
    June 4:5(7); June 5:4(4);

    Total: 24(28)
  • sweetdaisy13sweetdaisy13 Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    Only a short workout today, as ran a half marathon earlier on. Hope to do more tomorrow.

    Today:
    Straight arm plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Reverse plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Forearm plank: 2 x 30 secs
    Sumo squat: 2 x 30 secs
    Calf raise: 2 x 30 secs
    Glute bridge: 2 x 30 secs
    Press-ups: 2 x 10 reps

    June Total:
    Planks: 18 minutes
    Isometrics: 18 minutes
    Press-ups: 80 reps
  • dewitdewit Member Posts: 1,252 Member Member Posts: 1,252 Member
    Goals, almost like last month
    * 75 mins of planks
    * 75 min other isometrics
    * 20 pushups
    * 6:00 on the wall sit (or more)
    * Rief's 7:00 plank workout, unmodified
    * the 20min iso of growingannanas x 3
    *
    6/1: 3:00 planks during Epic + 15 pushups
    6/2: 3:00 during workout w. Rachel Gulotta
    6/3: only planks, 2:00 during Epic + 4:00 workout with Heather Robertson

    Not sure why I wait on posting until I forget my numbers...

    6/4: 2:00 during workout. I strongly believe I did more planks (but I forgot which workout) and a wall sit of 3 or 4 mins. Ah well...

    6/5: a 15:00 plank workout by Girvain, totally doable, unlike some of her days of Epic 😉

    6/6: 5:00 with Soh. Now that I managed again to do that unmodified, I won't attempt at it for a while, as I don't think it's professionell. My lower back complained after 3:30.

    Total: 34:00 planks

    Need to catch up on legs!

    edited June 6
  • lazycat2018lazycat2018 Member Posts: 506 Member Member Posts: 506 Member
    My June goal: 120 minutes planks (120 minutes other isometric exercises)

    June 1:5(5); June 2:5(6); June 3:5(6)
    June 4:5(7); June 5:4(4); June 6:4(7)

    Total: 28(35)
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