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.
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.)
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?
That alarm is priceless…. I have five alarms throughout the day reminding me of things but I feel like this one may be necessary to add 😉
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.
I am definitely motivated when I know others are doing something too. I am not a huge plank person though, I just like more dynamic core…but yes I need a kick the butt to do it