how long can you hold a plank?
I was watching Supersize vs. Superskinny with my t'other half a few days ago - it put him off his dinner!
5 mins 12 seconds. I'll stick to running.
I can't convince Cake to do it. I think it's because he knows I'd whoop his ass
2:12 this morning
1 05, just asked what a reverse plank is, thought that was just lying down. Will rush off and try it
During my first attempt I reached 1 minute mark when my younger kid jumped on my back and she weighs 16 kilos. I was only able to withstand it for 5 seconds, no more.
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)
MADE? I was watching Supersize vs. Superskinny with my t'other half a few days ago - it put him off his dinner!
MADE is about US teenagers who want to be "made" into something (ranging from prom queen to football team fullback, and ballet dancer to public speaker....
I've seen people do push-ups with someone on their back, never the plank though! Sounds hardcore
I'd like to MADE into a millionaire...
Incredibly busy weekend, so no time for any planks. I'll see what progress (if any) I've made later. And I'll time myself on a reverse plank. My shoulders seem to give up on me whenever I try that, but we'll see!
Interesting... a few years ago there was a website called CompeitativeUrge.com and they had an "urge" or challenge for the plank and who could do it the longest...
At the time someone called "Plank Girl" held the record at around fourteen minutes. Anyhow I took up the urge and got into training - in the end managed 14 minutes myself. God knows how I did it - I certainly couldn't do it now...
I checked before I wrote this and Competitive urge has now become KonKura and surprise, surprise they have a plank challenge - and believe it or not PlankGirl holds the record and is well out in the lead with an almost unbelievable 40min 01second!!
Here is a link to her doing it http://www.konkura.com/challenge/?uid=d80825c1-bf0e-4f45-94c2-4f4dda2e6774&t=The+Plank+Test+Challenge
And by the way I too have video evidence of my fourteen minutes captured for posterity on YouTube - but frankly with PlankGirl's 40mins it's a bit irrelevant isn't it!
WOW! Just loving the irritating girl in the background - 40 minutes plank , 40 minutes!
It's like watching the adverts the 10 o' clock news and the weather and the next adverts - at the moment I'm still trying to work up to the adverts!
Great site too - might try some of the other ones too!
I know I started this, but still - why the hell would you want to hold a plank for 40 minutes?! A) that must be quite boring, and B) if I had abs that strong I'd be busy sewing myself a lycra costume, complete with cape, and taking to the streets as Abs of Steel Girl.
Joining in the fun, managed 56 seconds on the weekend.
the planks too easy, i'm doing this now..
Okay that last post has probably killed this thread - anyone proud of being able to plank for over 2 mins is now completely demoralised - that guys abs are unreal - total control over his body - amazing.
Anyway I'm going to keep reporting my efforts because I'm finding it motivational so 2 mins 35 secs front and 1 min 35 secs back this morning - so an improvement of 54 secs in 6 days - the 2:35 is my best effort ever. If I continue at that rate of improvement then by Christmas I'll be second to Plankgirl on the all time list!
Pfft. That guy's just showing off. I could do that if I wanted to...
Well done Skinny! Impressive improvement!
I've started planking again at the end of my core session, back up to 2.5 mins, BUT my new target is reps on bicycle crunch. Managed 100 today.
(This isn't me, it's just for reference...)
Phil this exercise is the most evil known to man. Or woman. 100 is epic.
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