Happy New Year!
Plank Challenge – Small Steps to a Stronger You!
I want to invite you to join me for our Plank Challenge. As I mentioned in my post, New Year, Better You, the key to reaching your goals/new year’s resolutions is by setting small manageable goals. So I decided to start off the new year by doing a 1-minute plank a day. I wanted to work on strength and also deepen my overall mind/body connection. I decided on doing planks because there are so many benefits.
Benefits of doing Planks:
- Core body strength – Planks are one of the best exercises you can do to strengthen your core
- They also work glutes and hamstrings
- They help with posture and balance
- Improves the mind/body connection
I can keep going, but I think you get it. They are a great exercise. So join me – I challenge you to do one 1-minute plank a day. I started over a week ago and so far so good. This challenge is easy. Everyone has a minute to spare. Do it before you get in the shower, or take a break at work and plank, get your whole family to do it! There has to a be a way you can squeeze in this challenge – so don’t use time as an excuse. Next, don’t say you can’t do a 1-minute plank…ok, ok, I hear ya. A 1-minute plank is tough. So, start small. Do 4 – 20-second planks. Or 2, 30-second planks. Do a 30-second forearm and then 30-second hand plank, whatever works for you. Like I said I started a week ago and because I had not done a plank in a while I started with 2, 30 -second planks. I am working up to a 1-minute plank (I’m almost there).
So let’s start today! I will post again in a couple weeks to talk about my progress. But in the meantime, join me!
How to do a plank
For those that are new to planking here is the proper form and instructions on how to do a plank.