It’s Plank Time

We all know how important core strength is but it’s so easy to let it slip through the cracks. Yesterday, I found renewed motivation from this great challenge on the Spartan Race blog to do a plank on the hour every hour of the day that you’re awake.
IMG_2587

I worked from home today so I didn’t have to worry about my co-workers laughing at me for planking in my cubicle. My phone was a great tool for keeping me on track throughout the day. Every hour, my alarm would go off, then I set the timer for one minute for my plank, then I texted my training buddies to stay accountable. To keep things interesting, I switched up the type of plank every hour (forearm, hand, left side, right side, etc.)

IMG_2584

A friendly reminder

My goal is to do this twice a week, gradually increasing the length of each plank. Hopefully, I won’t need my washing machine in a month because I’ll be able to wash my clothes on my awesome abs 🙂

Do you use challenges to stay motivated? 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “It’s Plank Time

    • I see you’re a connoisseur of fine alarms 🙂

      It’s embarrassing to admit that “Work Bitch” had become the theme song of my Ironman training, but it really is the perfect workout song. Britney’s wise words have gotten me through many spinning and track workouts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s