Plank challenge

how long can you hold a plank?

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16/08/2012 at 08:57
Okay, how many one legged squats can you do (my current best is 10 on each leg)?

Can anyone do the planche (I can't)?
16/08/2012 at 09:16

I could do planche when I was about 7.....does that count? 

16/08/2012 at 09:39

What's planche?

My aspiration since watching the olympics is to be able to do the "seat" in between 2 chairs.

Awesome party trick to get the girls excited

16/08/2012 at 09:40

3 minutes just done - wasn't nice - could probably have gone on if you'd stuck a gun to my head but 3 was enough.    

Used to do them regularly but stretching and core work seemed to go out of the window when I stopped running regularly - think it's because you come in from a run, collapse on the floor and think I may as well do something while I'm down here.

16/08/2012 at 09:43

2 mins 5 secs this morning - 24 secs better than yesterday.

16/08/2012 at 09:48

A fwe years ago I could manage 3 minutes but I think 1 minute would be good for now. I'll give it a go tomorrow morning and let you know!

16/08/2012 at 11:12

http://www.lostartofhandbalancing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Top-Planche-Fingers-Facing-Forward1.bmp

 A planche. 

16/08/2012 at 11:14

I just tried one of these (a variation of the planche) because it looked easier. 

http://www.drillsandskills.com/images/articles/ballplanchs.jpg

Not having one of those wooden things, I tried it between two dining room chairs. I did get off the ground, but did a weird swingy thing and landed on the floor 

16/08/2012 at 11:44

16/08/2012 at 12:03
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)
http://www.lostartofhandbalancing.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Top-Planche-Fingers-Facing-Forward1.bmp

 A planche. 

  

16/08/2012 at 12:12

I also tried a 'seat', which I discovered I can almost do! I could get my legs out completely straight though, but it's something to work on

16/08/2012 at 12:19

I did the plank for 2 minutes out of sheer stubborness (was shaking after 20 seconds!) came back on here and saw the planche nd thought, how?!?

16/08/2012 at 12:20

I think I might still be able to do a seat but haven't tried in years. I won't try now as there is a chap in my office, but will report back later 

I used to able to do an elephant roll when I was a kid....but not a cat in hell's chance now 

16/08/2012 at 12:25

I have no idea what an elephant roll is? 

*goes off to google*

16/08/2012 at 12:25

Try goggling 'elephant lift' not roll

16/08/2012 at 12:28

http://www.rowles.org.uk/photos/woburn/elephant_roll.jpg

 I'll try that, because elephant roll came up with this! 

16/08/2012 at 12:30

This is me reporting back on RW straight after my plank attempt...

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16/08/2012 at 12:30

Isn't an elephant lift a handstand?

16/08/2012 at 12:34

l think the guy doing the planche is Dyanmo the magician.

16/08/2012 at 12:56
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

Isn't an elephant lift a handstand?

yep, but you have to roll your legs up off the floor from the hips, rather than the normal pushing off

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