Whoever invented planks is the devil. I tell myself this everyday during group fitness class as the instructor is screaming – Only 1 more minute – hold it, hold it!!”.
It’s safe to say I despise planks. But at the end of the day I hate this torturous exercise because I suck at it big time. What better way to grow your affection for something, than to get better at it.
Makes sense, right?
I am a big fan of the 30 day squat challenge. It works, easy to accomplish and continue each month. But it’s time to mix things up.
Welcome to the 30 day plank challenge – are you in, are you out?
Before considering the 30 day plank challenge it’s important to pay close attention to your form. This exercise can be extremely intimidating and doing incorrectly can put undue stress on the lower back and shoulders. Therefore if you’re a novice or even at an intermediate fitness level, start with the modified blank.
If you are recently postpartum or have pelvic floor issues, this challenge is not for you. Before getting started read this article on how to modify plank exercise for safer core strengthening.
I workout regularly and there are many days I’m all about the modified plank.
These photos demonstrates perfectly the correct form for a forearm plank.
Will you be taking the 30 day plank challenge with me?