Plus Size Workouts

Runstreak Day 95

Runstreak Day 95:

Distance: 1 mile

Time: 13:27


25s Forearm Plank,

25s Extended Arm Plank,

25s Forearm with 10 Side Steps

15s Side, Middle, and Back Stretches

10 Modified Push Ups

Ok, so it was a blitz to the gym at the very last minute tonight (one of those, close early nights) but I got in and managed to do a real quick run. I limit my faster running for races since I'm currently on a streak. I really enjoy the strengthening aspect of it which has gradually made me faster so tonight's mile was not something I'd do everyday but I guess when and if I need to its nice to know I can.
After the #run, I did my #planks, some #stretches and a few push ups. Then went to the movies.
Thanks for all of the plankers out there, you ladies and gents are so a wonderful job!! Keep up the great work!!!

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Key Tips to Planking for Beginners

Planks are amazing core exercises and great for balancing as well. They are effective body weight exercises that not only strengthening your core but improve posture and can even help relieve lower back pain.

It’s all about the core, and glute engagements with this exercise! Points to remember when planking are to squeeze your glutes, quads, push up strong through the upper back to keep back flat, and tuck that belly button in to turn on the core muscles.

Keep your head straight down, don’t sink down to the floor, and keep your shoulders right above your elbows. Keep your core tight, hips square to the ground.

Some common mistakes are looking up (which puts pressure on your neck and spine), having a bent lower back (by not engaging your abs which puts the weight on your back instead) and having your elbows in front of your shoulders.

It may get a bit harder as your progress through the challenge but remember if it’s easy then you’re only maintaining. The goal isn’t to ‘survive’ the plank, but to maximize tension during the exercise. Basically, make it difficult for yourself: You should be shaking, not in excessive pain.

Always believe in yourself. Push yourself, do your best, practice, practice, practice and know that one day you’ll do the unimaginable.

Join the Beginner Plank Challenge today!