Plank challenge

how long can you hold a plank?

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24/08/2012 at 16:11

Planks in a press-up start position for those with elbow problems. Many more movement variations with this too which will make your core have a laugh with you 

24/08/2012 at 17:03

Sarah - try taking a picture of your own elbow.  Not as difficult as licking it but strange angles are guaranteed!  This was a few months ago, kept me up all night with pain but a couple of days on antibiotics sorted out the initial discomfort and the swelling died down soon after.  Ugh!

24/08/2012 at 19:11
Personally I find the plank easier than exercises that involve lieing on your back and lifting your feet off the ground and doing stuff with them - like scissors! How about measuring how long you can hold your feet up say 6" off the floor??
24/08/2012 at 21:57

I can do that for hours, no problem. With a foot stool...

Phil, I have to admit I've never tried taking a photo of my own elbow. But I have tried licking it. Status: fail 

28/08/2012 at 22:32

2 minutes 38 seconds. I could probably have managed longer, but it was rather dull...

28/08/2012 at 23:21

2 mins but arms start to shake, agree sarah any longer would be dull (and painfull)

29/08/2012 at 08:58

 Elbow licking hmm? Status: success 

29/08/2012 at 11:49

Tom, if you can lick your elbow I demand proof. Now. Preferably in widescreen, and let me get some popcorn first...

04/09/2012 at 13:21

at last, I was able to set a modest personal best, 2:30. I was aiming for three minutes but the kids jumped on me again. ... and now there's something wrong with my spine.

04/09/2012 at 21:09

I thought I was doing really well until tonight when my 14 year old skinny as anything son decided he wanted to have a go and managed 1:30 beating me hands down.

12/11/2012 at 19:49
3 mins 4 secs
12/11/2012 at 20:36
1.45'. Also doing side planks which are much more painful.... Would be interested to get peoples best times.
12/11/2012 at 20:45

3 minutes for me

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