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  • kandy
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    How about the Five Minute Plank challenge? Or Plank first.

    I have't done those two but other plank-related Darebee challenges, and I just fail. Personally they are all too ambitious, but maybe they will work for you.

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  • Dadalo
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    8/8/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Foundation, day 2
    Zero Hero, day 2
    Better Balance
    Morning Stretch
    7 min workout from DownDog
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    Thinking about working towards the 5-minute elbow plank........

    PM:
    Band it (Level I @ 35 lbs. and 25 lbs.)
    Hammer (with weights replaced by resistance bands)
    Daily Dare (2 + 2 EC)

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  • Dadalo
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    8/7/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Foundation, day 1
    Zero Hero, day 1
    Better Balance
    Morning Stretch
    7 min workout from DownDog
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    CaptainCanuck , Thanks for the idea. I was listening to a podcast as I usually do, but watching a video would have been a more effective distraction than staring at "GAIAM" on my yoga mat.

    Whirly15 , nice to meet you and welcome! Thanks for the good wishes.

    kandy between you and CaptainCanuck , I'm going to think about how to move beyond 3 mins. But for now, a break!

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  • kandy
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    Congrats on 3 minutes plank, bravo!

    I attended to work up to 5 minutes for a couple times, and had never succeeded... I never got past 4 minutes, and 3 was like the best I felt comfortable. After 3 minutes it's torture.

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  • Whirly
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    Hello and Congrats on your 3 Minute Plank!

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  • CaptainCanuck
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    I read about the world record holder, a guy who can hold a plank for several hours. He says that there are certain physical aspects to it, but he mostly trains mentally to get past certain plateaus. That is why most of us with the badge but without the killer abs to match will advise to plot a video of some kind in front of your face on the floor as a distraction from the pain. I jumped from a PB of 3 minutes to 5 minutes the first time I distracted myself.

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  • Dadalo
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    Thanks, AnnieW ! I'll have to look at the 5 minute plank myself. I really didn't think I could do it, it was as much mental preparation as it was physical...

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  • AnnieW
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    Congratulations on the 3 minute plank! That’s a lot of work!



    You inspired me to look into elbow planks myself and now I have my eye on the 5 minute plank badge. Thank you!

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  • Dadalo
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    8/6/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Rookie
    Better Balance
    30-day plank challenge from Medium magazine day 30
    Active Rest
    7 min workout from DownDog (for a little bit of a break, and a new challenge)
    Morning Stretch
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    3 minute plank today! On to the next challenge.....

    PM:
    Band it (Level I @ 35 lbs. and 25 lbs.)
    Hammer (with weights replaced by resistance bands)

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  • kandy
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    Wow you are progressing really fast in the plank!

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  • Dadalo
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    8/5/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Rookie
    Better Balance
    30-day plank challenge from Medium magazine day 29
    Active Rest
    7 min workout from DownDog (for a little bit of a break, and a new challenge)
    Morning Stretch
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    2:30 min plank today!

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  • Dadalo
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    8/4/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Rookie
    Better Balance
    30-day plank challenge from Medium magazine day 28
    Active Rest
    7 min workout from DownDog (for a little bit of a break, and a new challenge)
    Morning Stretch
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    My log record-keeping has been off by one day. This is really day 28 of the plank challenge. Tomorrow is 2.5 mins and Thursday is 3 mins.

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  • Dadalo
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    Yes, AnnieW , I started back to work today. Nothing really changed. I did my workout in the AM, 3 mile walk midday, and just finished my PM resistance band work. Work in between. I am still at home and get to talk to my staff via email and WebEx. How great it is to work in shorts and a t-shirt. After 5 months I think I have forgotten how to tie a tie and I know I forgot the password to the computer in my office.

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  • AnnieW
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    Indeed a step forward! If I remember well you’d start working again in August. How’s it going?

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  • Dadalo
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    8/3/2020:

    ​ 3 min meditation
    Quick Warmup
    Rookie
    Better Balance
    30-day plank challenge from Medium magazine day 28
    Active Rest
    7 min workout from DownDog (for a little bit of a break, and a new challenge)
    Morning Stretch
    ​ Daily Gratitude
    ​ Daily Affirmation

    Back to the original half-jacks in the Quick Warmup. Some discomfort, but a step forward.

    PM:
    Band it (Level I @ 35 lbs. and 25 lbs.)
    Hammer (with weights replaced by resistance bands)

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