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    Discussion in 'Training' started by MarkB, Sep 13, 2017.

    1. MarkB

      MarkB Administrator Staff Member

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      I hear that planking is very good for your "core" and helpful for people who suffer from a bad back as it strengthens the back muscles. I would be interested to hear from those who have tried planking and what benefits they felt.

      I also saw this:-

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      What do you think of that - worth a go?

       
    2. Myjourney

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      I have taken up this challenge:-

      Day 1 - 13 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 20 seconds each - COMPLETED
      Day 2 - 14 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 20 seconds each - COMPLETED
      Day 3 - 15 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 30 seconds each - 2 out of 4 completed forgot other 2
      Day 4 - 16 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 30 seconds each - COMPLETED
      Day 5 - 17 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 40 seconds each
      Day 6 - 18 Sep 17 - REST
      Day 7 - 19 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 45 seconds each
      Day 8 - 20 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 45 seconds each
      Day 9 - 21 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 60 seconds each
      Day 10 - 22 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 60 seconds each
      Day 11 - 23 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 60 seconds each
      Day 12 - 24 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 90 seconds each
      Day 13 - 25 Sep 17 - REST
      Day 14 - 26Sep 17 - 4 planks for 90 seconds each
      Day 15 - 27 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 90 seconds each
      Day 16 - 28 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 120 seconds each
      Day 17 - 29 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 120 seconds each
      Day 18 - 30 Sep 17 - 4 planks for 150 seconds each
      Day 19 - 1 Oct 17 - REST
      Day 20 - 2 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 150 seconds each
      Day 21 - 3 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 150 seconds each
      Day 22 - 4 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 180 seconds each
      Day 23 - 5 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 180 seconds each
      Day 24 - 6 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 210 seconds each
      Day 25 - 7 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 210 seconds each
      Day 26 - 8 Oct 17 - REST
      Day 27 - 9 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 240 seconds each
      Day 28 - 10 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 240 seconds each
      Day 29 - 11 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 270 seconds each
      Day 30 - 12 Oct 17 - 4 planks for 300 seconds each
       
      Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
    3. Newstarter

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      So what exactly is planking and how does it help?
       
    4. Myjourney

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      Day 2 completed - you can feel it after you have finished lol
       
    5. Myjourney

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      Only managed 2 on Day 3 but completed Day 4.
       
    6. MarkB

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      How is it going?
       
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