UPDATE: Week has passed, my best time: 3 mins 2 seconds
Plank Challenge – but why?
Why am I doing a plank challenge? Definitely not because I want to beat this guy with his 8 hour Guinness World Record.
- Need more specific, tangible goals in my life right now. I just celebrated another birthday and life reflections are at an all-time high for me.
- To push my limits.
- Increase my strength.
- Improve my focus.
- See just how mindful I can be while sweating it out in plank.
My Challenge Guidelines
I have no idea how long I can hold plank. I have never tried to hold it for an extended period of time. Yoga Journal had a DIY Plank Challenge recently and one of their participants made it 34 minutes. That seems slightly more possible than 8 hours, but I am trying not to have any expectations. No sense setting myself up for a pointless disappointment. Thanks to Ali Kamenova and her double chaturangas, my arms are strong, but plank pose will be engaging many muscles…
- 1 week challenge
- will post my best time next week
Ok let’s have some fun! How long can you hold plank?