Plank challenge

how long can you hold a plank?

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18/08/2012 at 17:14

5 mins 12 seconds. I'll stick to running.

18/08/2012 at 18:16
Finally got round to doing it and hubby decided to join in..

Me:50 seconds
Him: 1.26

I'll take him down tomorrow
19/08/2012 at 10:52

I can't convince Cake to do it. I think it's because he knows I'd whoop his ass

19/08/2012 at 14:08
2:30 front, 1:30 back - getting better and stomach muscles hurt so its definitely working!
19/08/2012 at 19:51

2:12 this morning

citizen 146    pirate
19/08/2012 at 19:58

1 05, just asked what a reverse plank is, thought that was just lying down. Will rush off and try it

20/08/2012 at 07:44

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.

Edited: 20/08/2012 at 07:44
20/08/2012 at 11:19
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)


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....

20/08/2012 at 11:24

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!

20/08/2012 at 12:29

Interesting... a few years ago there was a website called 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

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!

20/08/2012 at 13:01

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!

20/08/2012 at 13:06

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.

20/08/2012 at 14:29

Joining in the fun, managed 56 seconds on the weekend.

20/08/2012 at 14:57


the planks too easy, i'm doing this now..



21/08/2012 at 12:00

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!

21/08/2012 at 12:50

Pfft. That guy's just showing off. I could do that if I wanted to...

Well done Skinny! Impressive improvement!

21/08/2012 at 14:10

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...)

21/08/2012 at 14:29

Phil this exercise is the most evil known to man. Or woman. 100 is epic.

21/08/2012 at 14:53

Are you quite sure that's not you Phil? 

21/08/2012 at 14:54

I've never bothered counting them before - I'll report back on my attempt later

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