Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Plank, Plank, Plank

One of my favorite blogs, Skinny Meg, gave me the sweetest shout out today. 
I might be freaking out a little bit :)

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On top of that making my day, it is Wednesday and I sure love Skinny Meg's Workout Wednesday Link Up so I am at it again.

Like I said last week, I honestly don't do a lot of creative stuff at the gym. 
I usually keep it really simple, mostly cause that is what I know & I am more than okay with that. 

But NOTE Simple doesn't mean that I don't have a lot of variety. 
My favorite move which is just full of variations are good 'ol PLANKS.

I don't know why I was so late to the planking party but I was, which is silly because they hurt in the best way and I usually get to hang out in one position.

...meaning I don't have to crunch & bang my back up & pretend there is a tennis ball under my chin & breath like someone is suffocating me & do uncomfortable things with my arms...

Women's Health Magazine said something to the same extent :)


Planks vs. Crunches. Planks win, see why, from Women's Health Magazine


So there are a more than a few different plank positions that will kill you, 
but I usually just concentrate on two, until I am screaming in pain. 
I told you I am simple.

elbow plank and & basic plank (arms extended)

I will tell you that since doing the basic plank, with my arms extended I have reaped more benefits in my arms than I thought I could & in my opinion, if you are going to hang out in pain lets hit two birds with one stone, mmmkay?

Here, look at this girl and pretend it is me :)

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I try to do this til my arms are shaking and then for an extra 20-30 seconds longer.

And for those who are like duh? I do this all the time.. try a Bosu Ball. Holy OUCH. 
This is just crazy enough for me.

Bosu plank tilts- might need to get one of these.
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And in between sets...I usually try to do 3 planks @ 1 min, 2 min, 3 min daily... I look like this guy.
He has great form. 

how i feel 99.9 percent of the time
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Planks??? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Whats your favorite version???

10 comments:

  1. Love them. I'm an elbow planker but hadn't considered how much toning I could be getting by extending my arms. I may have to try that out in the morning. Thanks!

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    1. Seriously! Your arms will be shaking!!! :)

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  2. I have been all about some planks since doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and RIPPED in 30! Give me planks and plank twists all day every day!

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  3. This is excellent. I always forget I should just bust out a few planks at home on the days I cannot fit a full out exercise session in. Genius.

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  4. First of all, I love the name of your blog! So unique and the story behind it is too cute! I love/hate planks, I do them a lot because Jillian Michaels loves to torture me with them in Ripped in 30!! But no thank you to the bosu ball...too much crazy for me!!

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    1. Thank you!!! oh & that Jillian...She is a real pain :)

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  5. Hi! Just found you through SkinnyMeg and I'm loving your blog. Consider me a new reader! :)

    Feel free to visit me at http://twotonteacher.blogspot.com

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  6. Yayyy for Skinny Meg giving you a shout out. I'm sure you've gained a ton of page visits and new followers. So fun! I have a serious love/hate relationship with planks...current status: "it's complicated" haha

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  7. Planks are the greatest! I would much rather plank it out then doing freaking crunches. I don't know if you have ever checked out PumpsandIron.com but this girl posts some great workouts. Here is a killer ab workout that she posted http://pumpsandiron.com/2012/05/23/plank-workout/

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