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Discussion: planking

in: PG; PG > 2022-10-26

Oct 27, 2022 9:15 PM # 
I didn't realize Gail was into it. I generally do a fair amount in the 1-2 minute range, but I thought recently it would be good to up my game. Got to 3:20 yesterday, but I see you are a jump ahead of me as usual.
Oct 27, 2022 9:19 PM # 
I started up again recently. I figure I'll just do a single every so often and see how long I can hold it. 2:15 this AM, could have gone a tad longer, but figure I'll start out slow and have room to improve.
Oct 28, 2022 12:33 PM # 
I used to do 3 min., now sticking to 2 min. Of course, Peter had to do more...
Oct 29, 2022 10:27 AM # 
2:20 last night. No point in rushing into this.
Oct 29, 2022 1:37 PM # 
You guys put me to shame.
I guess I have a new goal for 2023.
Oct 31, 2022 8:12 AM # 
My understanding is that planking is essentially a push-up in which you don't move, but in which position: up or down (if down then not touching the floor, except with hands & feet)?
Oct 31, 2022 12:19 PM # 
You can do it on your elbows but a 'high plank' involves the push up up position. If you did it in the push up down position then you will likely not last very long.
Oct 31, 2022 12:27 PM # 
I think the standard is from the elbows, but I suppose others may have different standards.
Oct 31, 2022 3:15 PM # 
Lots of options

Guy, your low position is Chaturanga.
Oct 31, 2022 6:36 PM # 
Chaturanga is not possible for me these days, with how compromised my R shoulder is. One of the ways I damaged it was #12 on Janet's list.
Oct 31, 2022 10:14 PM # 
I don't appreciate it when articles tell me that I Haven't Tried something but that I Need to - I tend not to read the article after those sorts of headers (I made an exception in this case, surely though if you've ever done a plank then you've done at least one of the ones listed in the article).

Of the 15 variations listed, there are only four that I haven't tried (oddly two of them being the beginner ones).

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