60 Minutes per Month Plank Challenge - June 2017

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  • roboliciousbob
    roboliciousbob Posts: 134 Member
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    Plank Challenge:
    June1: 3 Minutes elbow plank(1 minute plank with rests in between), 1 minute side plank(each side). Total: 5 minutes of planks for day
    June2: 3 minutes elbow plank(1minrest,repeat3X) 2 minutes side plank(1minrestrepeat2X) for total of 4 minutes worth, and I did leg rises for 1 minute but that's not a plank. T
    Total for Day: 7 minutes
    June3: minutes elbow plank(1minrest,repeat3X) 2 minutes side plank(1minrestrepeat2X) for total of 4 minutes worth, and I did leg rises for 1 minute but that's not a plank. T
    Total for Day: 7 minutes

    Total plank for June: 19 minutes

    Push-ups:
    June 1st:30 push-ups(3sets10)
    June 2nd:30 push-ups (3sets10)
    June 3rd:30 push-ups (3sets10)
    Total:90
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    June 1, None, Nada, Bumpkiss.. Rest Day for me. =)
    June 2, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 3, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)

    Total for June 20 minutes, 160 left to go to goal!
  • SweetSassyJen
    SweetSassyJen Posts: 129 Member
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    June goal: 80 minutes

    June 1: 2 minutes
    June 2: 2 minutes
    June 3: 2 minutes
    June 4: 3 minutes

    June total: 9 minutes
  • BexDun
    BexDun Posts: 133 Member
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    Total: 6min 30secs
    1/Jun 1 min 30 seconds
    2/Jun 2 min 30 seconds
    3/Jun 0
    4/Jun 2 min 30 seconds
  • roboliciousbob
    roboliciousbob Posts: 134 Member
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    June1: 3 Minutes elbow plank(1 minute plank with rests in between), 1 minute side plank(each side). Total: 5 minutes of planks for day
    June2: 3 minutes elbow plank(1minrest,repeat3X) 2 minutes side plank(1minrestrepeat2X) for total of 4 minutes worth, and I did leg rises for 1 minute but that's not a plank. T
    Total for Day: 7 minutes
    June3: minutes elbow plank(1minrest,repeat3X) 2 minutes side plank(1minrestrepeat2X) for total of 4 minutes worth, and I did leg rises for 1 minute but that's not a plank.
    Total for Day: 7 minutes
    June4:minutes elbow plank(1minrest,repeat3X) 2 minutes side plank(1minrestrepeat2X) for total of 4 minutes worth, and I did leg rises for 1 minute but that's not a plank.
    Total for Day: 7 minutes

    Total plank for June: 26 minutes

    Push-ups:
    June 1st:30 push-ups(3sets10)
    June 2nd:30 push-ups (3sets10)
    June 3rd:30 push-ups (3sets10)
    June 4th:30 push-ups (3 sets10)
    Total:120
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    June 1, None, Nada, Bumpkiss.. Rest Day for me. =)
    June 2, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 3, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 4, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)

    Total for June 30 minutes, 150 left to go to goal!
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    scyran wrote: »
    I have been doing planks on my elbows - forearms? Bent arm? I have tried straight arms (the 'top' of the push-up) but find that hurts my wrists too much right now. It seems the bent arms or elbows position is more comfortable to me BUT - I have read that the elbow/forearm position is more challenging... so now I'm confused. What is the difference between being on your elbows/forearms vs on straight arms? Is one more challenging to your core, or a better strengthening position? So many variables! Thanks for any input...

    I personally find forearm (on your elbows) harder than straight arm. Dunno why. It's sort of like doing a standard push-up vs an elevated one (which is easier).
  • nicruns
    nicruns Posts: 201 Member
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    June 1: 0
    June 2: 2 x 30 seconds (with 30 seconds rest between) + 2 x 45 seconds, all forearm planks (2:30)
    June 3: 2 x 45 seconds (with 30 seconds rest between), all forearm (1:30)
    June 4: 2 x 45 seconds forearm planks & 2 x 30 seconds side planks (2:30)

    Total: 6:30 done/ 53:30 to go
  • beerfoamy
    beerfoamy Posts: 1,521 Member
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    01/06/2017 rest 0
    02/06/2017 rest 0
    03/06/2017 lazy 0
    04/06/2017 x4 straight arm plank 4

    Total: 4mins
    Goal: 70 (again, I beat it by 1 minute last month and trying to hide from my brain that I want to do 80 this month)
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    June 1, None, Nada, Bumpkiss.. Rest Day for me. =)
    June 2, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 3, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 4, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 5, None, Planned Rest Day.

    Total for June 30 minutes, 150 left to go to goal!
  • scyran
    scyran Posts: 16 Member
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    June 4 - 2 x 20 sec forearm planks
    June 5 - 2 x 25 sec forearm planks
  • BexDun
    BexDun Posts: 133 Member
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    Total: 9min 00secs
    1/Jun 1 min 30 seconds
    2/Jun 2 min 30 seconds
    3/Jun 0
    4/Jun 2 min 30 seconds
    5/Jun 2 min 30 seconds
  • homeschoolmom77
    homeschoolmom77 Posts: 208 Member
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    June 1: 4 min
    June 2: 0
    June 3: 5 min
    June 4: 0
    June 5: 4 min

    Total: 13 min done / 47 min to go
  • nicruns
    nicruns Posts: 201 Member
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    June 1: 0
    June 2: 2 x 30 seconds (with 30 seconds rest between) + 2 x 45 seconds, all forearm planks (2:30)
    June 3: 2 x 45 seconds (with 30 seconds rest between), all forearm (1:30)
    June 4: 2 x 45 seconds forearm planks & 2 x 30 seconds side planks (2:30)
    June 5: 2 x 45 seconds forearm planks

    Total: 8:00 done/ 52:00 to go
  • megdnoorman
    megdnoorman Posts: 282 Member
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    I'm joining a bit late, but still aiming for 60 mins. I need to hit about 2.5 mins a day, which should be doable. I'll update tonight with my first minute count.
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    June 1, None, Nada, Bumpkiss.. Rest Day for me. =)
    June 2, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 3, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 4, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)
    June 5, None, Planned Rest Day.
    June 6, 2 x 4 min mixed planks, 1 x 2 min mixed plank (10 min)

    Total for June 40 minutes, 140 left to go to goal!
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    @Spliner1969
    I would like to join please, I am new to this and have never done the plank before. I think I may have to begin with bent arms as I am very overweight, I have no upper arm strength, a weak back and no core to speak of, so I am hoping this will help me.
    I would like to start at 10 mins for the month.
    I think I will split it into small sections of 10 seconds and build it up from there if I can. I may not reach my monthly goal, but I would like to try.
    I won't be able to post daily, but will keep track and update weekly if that is OK.
    Any advice is gratefully received.
    Thank you.
    Keepsmilin37

    I think I can speak for the group when I say welcome. The more the better. When I started I had a goal of 30 minutes and really struggled to meet it. I have been with it 4 months now and I am having a much better time of it. (my second month in was a complete failure for me, but I have stuck with it and it is now paying off). I have back issues off and on, which are much better now with a stronger core. I would advise taking it very slow, and listening to your body. For me, it has really helped my back to have my core strengthened. That is not the case for everyone. But I think if you just start slow and stay positive with it you could see a difference too. Welcome to the group, post as often as you want, we will love to see your progress. Good luck!!

    All are welcome, and you certainly can set your own goals. The point is to increase your core strength, and you can do that by pushing yourself just a bit harder each month until you get where you want to be. Modify planks any way you need, you will find no judgement here. Welcome to the challenge!
  • SpiritHippo
    SpiritHippo Posts: 53 Member
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    I will commit to 60 minutes of planking this month. How do I join?
  • Spliner1969
    Spliner1969 Posts: 3,233 Member
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    I will commit to 60 minutes of planking this month. How do I join?

    You just did. Just post your results here daily (or as often as you can) here.
  • beginforthelasttime16
    beginforthelasttime16 Posts: 533 Member
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    I'll give it a go! I'll shoot for 60 and see where I land at the end of the month! Any amount of time spent doing this is better than nothing so I won't feel like I lost if I don't hit it :)