This Challenge ended 3 years ago

About this Challenge:

This is Why We Plank is a focuses on reaping the benefits planking.

Final Challenge Progress Results

garnetrising Total Progress: 5.10 %  (Down 11.4 lb)
Sweeet2th Total Progress: 3.23 %  (Down 4.7 lb)
vmash81 Total Progress: 2.24 %  (Down 3.3 lb)
redoc Total Progress: 1.27 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
fooddiaryef Total Progress: 0.70 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Changingme1 Total Progress: 0.26 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
mellymel111 Total Progress: 0.54 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
eacciz Total Progress: 0.79 %  (Up 1.0 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 4

Static Plank Pose

Hold an elbow plank for as long as possible. Hold a top-of-pushup plank for as long as possible. Aim to increase the time you are holding your plank for by five seconds a day.
71% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 Aug 14 by vmash81
"I found that my back would curve after a few seconds into the hold. I ..."
Successful: 08 Aug 14 by redoc
"Was not able to do planks from the 5th-7th. Was busy throughout the day ..."
Successful: 08 Aug 14 by fooddiaryef
"I increased my top of push up plank from 1 min to 1:30, and my elbow plank ..."
Successful: 03 Aug 14 by Changingme1
"did 20 sec of static plank"

Weeks 1 to 4

Dynamic Plank Poses

Cycle through an elbow plank and top-of-pushup plank. A full cycle should consist of a four count beat. From a top plank: 1) down onto one elbow, 2) down on both elbows, 3) up on one hand, 4) up on both hands to return to a top plank position. Perform this cycle as many times as possible and aim to add a second set of reps each week, bringing you to four full sets by the end of the challenge. Increase reps as possible.
57% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 15 Aug 14 by vmash81
"I managed to do this one once. Because I struggle with keeping my back ..."
Successful: 08 Aug 14 by redoc
"Cycled through the planks today the 8th."
Successful: 08 Aug 14 by fooddiaryef
"Okay... didn't do every day, and earlier was doing reps of 10 and then ..."
Successful: 03 Aug 14 by Changingme1
"chose to do mini Chataranga plank push ups instead. Did 4"

Latest Challenge Posts

My planks
I forgot to log 8/1/14 I'm just doing regular planks.. I did 1 min 10 seconds... 8/2/14.. I did 1 min 15 seconds.. I M going to do that for the first week.. Then I will try both cchallenges next ...
by BarbHarris33 on 03 Aug 14 05:22 AM
new at challenges
On the main challenge page, at the bottom right of all list of mini-challenges is a link to "Weigh-in and report". You don't have to weigh-in, but when you select whether or not you did the ...
by garnetrising on 02 Aug 14 05:06 PM
about the planks
You can do your planks any time today, the "official" start time is likely determined by when the challenge was created. You can do both mini challenges or just one of them, it's up to you. ...
by garnetrising on 01 Aug 14 05:00 PM
I first learned how to plank back in 2011. I was doing a lot of yoga back then and I remember how proud I felt the first time I was able to do a standard side plank. It took a very long time before I was ...
by garnetrising on 01 Aug 14 12:57 PM
A Reminder
Just wanted to remind everyone - wow, so many people! - that we start tomorrow. Also, be sure when doing your planks that you are holding proper form in order to avoid injury. :) Personally, I'll ...
by garnetrising on 31 Jul 14 02:29 PM

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 14
duration: 4 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 31
privacy: Public
administrators: garnetrising
created: 26 July 2014

All Mini-challenges:

1. Static Plank Pose ( weeks 1 to 4 )
2. Dynamic Plank Poses ( weeks 1 to 4 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 4:

All Participants 0.37 %  (Down 21.0 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.32 %  (Down 18.0 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.17 %  (Down 9.5 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.08 %  (Down 4.4 lb)

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