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Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 06:56
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Plan: LC--Atkins
Stats: 195/158/150 Female 62in
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Progress: 82%
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Jo, you are rockin' those planks! Carry on!
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  #152   ^
Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 08:26
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Yesterday made it to 1:20 again, but also learned something. If you are gassy, planks HURT. Didn't do a second one, just whined, instead.

BTW: all of mine are on forearms. Keeping it simple.
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Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 09:11
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 156/146.8/139 Female 69 inches
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Progress: 54%
Location: Victoria, BC
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You are all AWESOME!

I was really pushed for time today but managed to get in most of my workout:

New Daily Workout:

75 second front plank on forearms and toes
45 second side plank on forearm and toes
10 modified push ups
T-tap organs in place and half frogs
T-Tapp Hoe Downs
30 second downward facing dog
30 second child's pose

Today, I didn't have time for Hoe Downs - hopefully I can do them later today.

Happy Thursday everyone
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Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 09:25
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Plan: P:E=>1 (Q3-22)
Stats: 168/100/82 Male 182cm
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Progress: 79%
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Hey, happy Thursday you merry Planksters! I'm really enjoying reading up on your progress and different way to plank. I'm gonna have to try one soon and join you. After dusting my Indo Board off yesterday I looked up a video and what do you know, this guy is using it for modified planks! Neat! I thought I'd pass it along to you guys for ideas...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J23rOTDsWUk

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Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 09:28
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Torture, Thud. Torture.
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Old Thu, Jul-14-16, 11:11
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Plan: Atkins
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Total torture Thud..... but it does make me think about a BOSU ball for planks and other things.
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Old Fri, Jul-15-16, 07:06
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Plan: LC--Atkins
Stats: 195/158/150 Female 62in
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Location: Kansas City, MO
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Oh man! That guy makes those Endo Board exercises look...possible! Forget it. I'd split my head falling off in a nanosecond. Mousesmom, BOSU would be a great extra challenge for planks and push-ups.

Back later after I've done my usual torture.
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Old Fri, Jul-15-16, 08:27
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 189/148.6/145 Female 5' 5"
BF:36%/28%/25%
Progress: 92%
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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Yesterday a small victory over gravity: 1:25 then the resting and the 40.

Was gasping after the 1:25. Time to regroup on breathing, I think.
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Old Fri, Jul-15-16, 08:50
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Plan: LC--Atkins
Stats: 195/158/150 Female 62in
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Progress: 82%
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Time to regroup on breathing, I think.
Remembering to breathe is one of my ongoing challenges in this and other exercise. Even walking! Congrats on the victory.

Friday:
Front 3 min (surprised myself!) then 2 min
Side/feet 45 seconds--very hard for me!

I did Jari Love's Ripped through the deadlift/upper back segment. Will do arms/shoulders tomorrow.

Today I used the Timer instead of the Stopwatch for those front planks. I wonder if there's a mental advantage one way or another. Also, I shifted around a bit, experimenting with form. Tiny shifts and contractions seem to make quite a difference. I haven't yet tried lifting up a foot. But that's a challenge ahead.

Happy (almost) weekend!
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Old Fri, Jul-15-16, 09:53
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 156/146.8/139 Female 69 inches
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Location: Victoria, BC
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Happy Friday Plankers!

I think I will start looking for a BOSU ball. Also thinking about a skipping rope, just for fun.

I'm not quite ready to incorporate in into planking yet but it's good for other balance exercises.

I like Barb's idea of lifting a foot. I will have to try that.

Today's Workout:

80 second front plank on forearms and toes (NEW HIGH)
45 second side plank on forearm and toes
10 modified push ups
T-tap organs in place and half frogs
T-Tapp Hoe Downs
30 second downward facing dog
30 second child's pose

I'm still walking every day too - at least 10,000 steps.


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Old Fri, Jul-15-16, 16:20
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Plan: LC--Atkins
Stats: 195/158/150 Female 62in
BF:
Progress: 82%
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I like Barb's idea of lifting a foot.
Definitely not MY idea. If you check out some of the links in posts above, you'll see lots of variations on planks. The guy in the Indo Board video has a few. As for your BOSU, these things are expensive new. But a lot of people liquidate their fitness equipment long before it gets worn out, so check garage sales, etc.
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Old Sat, Jul-16-16, 05:26
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Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico
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[Standard (forearm/toe) Planks]

June 17: 45s x 3 (20s rest in btw)
June 18: 45s x 3 ((20s rest in btw)
June 20: 45s x 4 (20s rest in btw)
June 22: 30s x 4 (15s rest in btw)
June 24: 30s x 4 (15s rest in btw)
June 26: 30s x 4 (15s rest in btw)
June 28*: 1m, 20s rest & 45s
June 30: 1m, 20s rest & 1m
July 2: 1m, 20s rest & 45s
July 4: 1.5m, 20s rest & 45s
July 6: 1m 45s, 20s rest & 45s
July 8: 2m, 20s rest & 46s
July 10: 2m, 20s rest & 1m
July 12: 2m, 20s rest & 1m
July 14: 2m, 20s rest & 1m
July 16: 2m 15s, 20s rest & 1m NEW TIME!
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*MickiSue suggested holding the 1st plank as long as possible, rest and do another one. So thatís what I started doing as of 28 June
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Old Sat, Jul-16-16, 05:34
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Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico
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Today I used the Timer instead of the Stopwatch for those front planks. I wonder if there's a mental advantage one way or another.
I've tried it both ways... for me once the timer went off I was DONE even if I could've gone a little longer... so for me that was limiting what I could actually do. So it's more mental than physical for me using the timer.

With the stop watch, I replicate what I do the day before time-wise and try to push a little more ~ if not, no biggie at least I matched the last planks I accomplished!

Hope that made sense!
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Old Sat, Jul-16-16, 05:50
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Plan: LC--Atkins
Stats: 195/158/150 Female 62in
BF:
Progress: 82%
Location: Kansas City, MO
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With the stop watch, I replicate what I do the day before time-wise and try to push a little more
Yes, I think that's the "challenge" part!
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Old Sat, Jul-16-16, 06:00
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Posts: 15,566
 
Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico
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Yes, I think that's the "challenge" part!
Yeppers!
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