How long can you hold a plank?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by DonJuanDeShenzhen, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. DonJuanDeShenzhen

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    EWWWW. If I get onto the floor I need help getting up.
     
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    looks more like torture then exercise. Is this sanctioned by the Bush administration.
     
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    I don't know about that exercise, but i can hold up my "plank" for quite a while :wink:

    sorry...couldn't resist
     
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    My plank never softens.

    Ever...

    As for this exercise, I find that isometric work is great for some portion of your training. But most people (including the person in the pic) do it pretty crappily...check your posture, folks. If you can't keep a properly stabilised shoulder girdle and spine (including neck and lower back) then it isn't a good exercise. And certainly not a very good way to train your abs.

    Instead, try alternating lifting each leg behind you, fairly quickly without moving the rest of the body or extending the back. Keep breathing as you do...a much better functional exercise...and more fun, too!

    Try yoga or pilates...lots more stuff in there to challenge you than this boring non-movement!!! LOL
     
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    Started with only 10 seconds, can reliably hold it for 60; on occasion have done it for 150 seconds.
     
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