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May 6, 2013 7:16 PM
Does anyone Plank?
How long do you do it for, what are your personal sets/reps?
How do you log it on MFP?
  30164705
May 6, 2013 7:18 PM
I do not log it here, on MFP. I can plank for a min or longer now, but at first, just 10 seconds or so. I usually just do a few mins/day.
  9140075
May 6, 2013 7:21 PM
QUOTE:

I do not log it here, on MFP. I can plank for a min or longer now, but at first, just 10 seconds or so. I usually just do a few mins/day.


Oh Okay! :) Yeah.. it looks to be hard work.. I havent tried it yet.. but I seen a 30-Day challenge for it.. and was curious on if I'd be able to do it~ lol
  30164705
May 6, 2013 7:22 PM
I plank for about 60 seconds right now, since I just started back at it about a month ago. I keep to 2-3 during my weight training sessions. I don't really count them in my calorie burn.
  34722930
May 7, 2013 9:56 AM
Planking is not my favorite part of my weekly workout session with the trainer, but I can do about 30 - 40 seconds at a time. I started out at about 15 seconds, so there's improvement :) I know I can really feel it in my stomach, and I need a lot of help in that area, so I'll grumble, but I'll plank!!
  27223702
May 7, 2013 9:59 AM
I hate planks. When I started doing them I could only hold it for about 20 seconds. Now I can get three sets of 90 seconds, but I still hate them. ☺
  25040222
May 7, 2013 9:59 AM
I do planks daily. I do 2-3 & 2 minutes each. My goal is to eventually be able to do 1 for 5 mins.
May 7, 2013 10:25 AM
I love planking. I can't do it for long, but I feel like a strong goddess all the while.
May 7, 2013 10:31 AM
I do three sets of 30 seconds each before I'm *done*. I've had a LOT of abdominal surgeries with many organs removed and/or repaired, so I'm feeling pretty darned good about being able to do that much! :)
May 7, 2013 10:46 AM
I think I'm doing them wrong, I just tried for the first time and it was too easy, and I'm not particularly fit at all.. ohwell Any tips for the RIGHT way to plank?? blushing
May 7, 2013 10:48 AM
QUOTE:

I love planking. I can't do it for long, but I feel like a strong goddess all the while.


i like this post. lol
  20512444
May 7, 2013 10:50 AM
If it's really easy and you're not especially fit, you may not have correct form. You are probably not engaging your abs to do them.




This is correct form:


Here's the article I got the pics from with some good tips.
http://www.fudiet.com/2011/09/planking-101-qa-with-julie-mulcahy-mpt/
Edited by amyrebeccah On May 7, 2013 10:51 AM
May 7, 2013 10:50 AM
I found this if it helps: http://exercise.about.com/od/abs/ss/abexercises_10.htm
  34281411
May 7, 2013 10:50 AM
I do the "plank" on the bosu ball.
May 7, 2013 10:51 AM
Love planks. Side planks really help your obliques. There are also modified planks you can do on your knees until you get strong enough (as long as you don't have any knee issues-but keep in mind it can be hard on your knees, so please be careful).
  41152158
May 7, 2013 10:52 AM
Used to hate them. Don't bother with them anymore, way too easy. At about 45 seconds there ceases to be any useful adatations outside of the ability to plank longer, which isn't really all that useful unless you're into planking contests or something of the sort.
  12040936
May 7, 2013 10:57 AM
I plank daily worked up to 3 sets of 40 seconds each, when I started I could do 10 seconds. I just write them in the notes section.
  35000606
May 7, 2013 10:59 AM
You need to keep your butt down and engage your abs. You can plank from your forearms/elbow or by placing your hands under your shoulders.
May 7, 2013 10:59 AM
QUOTE:

If it's really easy and you're not especially fit, you may not have correct form. You are probably not engaging your abs to do them.




This is correct form:


Here's the article I got the pics from with some good tips.
http://www.fudiet.com/2011/09/planking-101-qa-with-julie-mulcahy-mpt/


AWESOME... thanks for sharing this!
  6246014
May 7, 2013 11:01 AM
A Plank-A-Day group was started, but nobody really kept up with logging. I'm still planking, though. Maybe we can revitalize this. Who's in? http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/13449-plank-a-day-challenge
  40114448
May 7, 2013 11:01 AM
Bump for later!
  41068109
May 7, 2013 11:03 AM
I do sets of 2 minute planks.. It is the longest 2 minutes ever. We also do side planks in body pump.
I read that you do not do planks for calorie burn more for core strength.
May 7, 2013 11:05 AM
I got talked into a ridiculous plank session a while back.

Feet on a yoga ball, then, each forearm goes on a yoga ball.

Plank 30 seconds, do a "pushup" where you butterfly your arms out like on a butterfly machine. Then back up for another 30 seconds of plank.

Wash rinse and repeat without stoppage for 5 minutes.
May 7, 2013 11:07 AM
QUOTE:

I got talked into a ridiculous plank session a while back.

Feet on a yoga ball, then, each forearm goes on a yoga ball.

Plank 30 seconds, do a "pushup" where you butterfly your arms out like on a butterfly machine. Then back up for another 30 seconds of plank.

Wash rinse and repeat without stoppage for 5 minutes.


I'd fall on my face. Repeatedly.
May 7, 2013 11:10 AM
Does anyone Plank?
Yes. Regular planks + side planks

I do them with elbows on ground, elbows on bosu ball and elbows on a small swiss ball. Different levels of resistance and impact to core. Balls make it hard (no pun intended.. trust me).

How long do you do it for, what are your personal sets/reps?
I do 3 sets of minute each per type of plank

How do you log it on MFP?
I dont.

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