Please keep in mind that your safety and well being is more important than a 10 minute plank! Yes I do believe you can do it- you just might need to spread this program out a little bit more.
People say to me “Oh, 60 days is a long time”. Well let me tell you what- it’s NOT long at all when you’re building yourself up to a 10 minute plank! When I first designed this program, I designed it for only 30 days. It made me laugh. HA! Crazy. 60 days is still nuts. You can still hit the 10 minute mark, but like I said- you may just need to spread it out a little more.
So keep that in mind when your shoulders, neck, feet, wrists, back, ribs, knees are hurting. Stay where you are with your plank, or even back off a bit.
I will address this more tomorrow, but just wanted to give you a little piece to bite on.
BASIC: split ’em up! first plank 45 seconds. 45 second break. second plank 50 seconds.
OVERACHIEVER: split your planks up again. For instance. Mine is now at 3:55. I went back to 2:30 today, then took a minute and a half break. And my 2nd plank was 2:10. Total is 4:40- 10 seconds longer than the last time I did the split up. Split it up. But don’t try to improve your plank 1 time from the other day. Aim to improve the 2nd planks time by at least 10 seconds.
And HERE is the Wrist Helper video. It’s less than 4 minutes of 1 wrist exercise and 2 stretches. These are critical to keep your wrists healthy during this program.
Have a great weekend!
Your Fitness Coach,
Split my planks today. 1:36, rest 1:30, 2:00. Total 3:36 improvement from 1st to 2nd and from previous day. It seems easier to split the plank. Am I doing something wrong?
I would have to see you to know if you are doing anything wrong. But I doubt it. Splitting the plank is supposed to make it easier, but also make you stronger at the same time. Doing things this way every other day or so insures that you are building strength and the next time you try your plank- you will beat your record!