With June almost upon us, I’ve decided to create my own 30 day planking challenge. I encourage you all to do a little bit between now and Saturday if you’ve never planked before. All you need to do is at least 30 seconds each day for the next 3 days and you’ll be ready to join us.
Now when I plank, I like to have my forearms on the ground. I sometimes switch it up throughout the week and plank in a “push up” position as well. When you’re planking, you need to make sure you are keeping your core tight ( yes it’s going to shake!) and you’re butt is not in the air. You also want to have a flat back. Some people keep their legs together or spread them shoulder width apart, either way is fine.
If at any point you feel pain or that your body just can’t do it anymore, please stop. Remember your health is the most important and you never want to jeopardize that. Also, this “chart” can be modified to anyone’s needs.
The goal is 5:00 minutes at the end of the month, or it can simply be your best personal record (maybe even past 5 minutes!!)
Here are a few tips:
1.) Write down or screen shot each day. It’s so cool to see your time literally increase daily.
2.) Download a camera timer app to screen shot your form ( I use Timer Camera for my iPad)
3.) Have your friends join you in this challenge. When you do it with people, you’re held accountable and it’s a great feeling to cheer each other on.
4.) Throw some push ups in your rotations. Maybe on your “rest” days, do 10 push ups (whichever way you can do them)
Lastly, drink a lot of water!!!!!!
That’s it !!!! Remember to follow me on Instagram: ecal831 as I share my progress