Plank position

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I was at the doctors office a few weeks back and saw an article about some actress, can’t remember her name but blond hair and blue eyes and think (yes I know that really narrows it down).  Actually I want to say Cameron Diaz but don’t quote me on that one.  Anyway it said how this actress did not like to work out but to keep her core nice and tight she did intervals of plank position everyday.  Holding it for a minute or two and sometimes dong leg raises while in plank.

Well, I like to work out but am having trouble fitting it in so I have decided to add this along with my TV jogging for the next couple of weeks.  There is proof, my 4 year old is getting good at taking pics for my blogs so I have attached one.

I am going to see how long I can stand to hold the position and see if I can get just a few more seconds everyday.  Then add some leg raises etc.  Today was 132 seconds and then 4-5 small intervals while we tried to get the picture right.  My tummy hurts a bit!

This way I can squeeze in short exercise and toning while I chaise down my two kids, do laundry, and make dinner.  So far my stomach inches are still at 42.  I have not lost nay since my last inch but have not gained so I still have a number to use in my experiment.

Remember that if you want to do this to you have to suck in the stomach and squeeze the butt in order to get the full effect!

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11 Responses to Plank position

  1. tawna6988 says:

    mommy: Yes I lost 1.75 inches in 8 days. Not just in my stomach but all over. I posted that just a few days ago with my exact measurements so I am still doing it!

  2. Mommy says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog I'm following you back!
    I think I may try these out…have they been working for you?

    Tania @ http://myadventures-in-mommyland.blogspot.com

  3. tawna6988 says:

    Bikinimama:
    That is too cool, great minds think alike right! ha ha

  4. BikiniMama says:

    I just saw this today but I have almost the same post on my blog two days later! Planks are the best! I do mine on my elbows though to create a straighter line, i'm sure both variations work wonders ūüėÄ

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  9. byucougarladyute says:

    I love the plank! Ask any one of my dance students… ūüôā Start simple. You can actually get much of the benefit by grasping your hands together making a fist on the floor where your forehead is and laying your forearms to the floor up to your elbows. It makes it easier for women while still getting the core benefit. (Even tho I teach all the time, I still need work here!)

  10. tawna6988 says:

    I totally understand it is hard believe me. I would think that even if you can only do it for 2-3 seconds in the beginning then that is still building up strength. Just a thought. We all have to start somewhere right? I am only at as many seconds as I am because of my journey to this point. When I first started working out I was under 5 seconds, no lie.

  11. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    The plank is so tough for me. I just don't have the core strength needed to keep my tummy from sagging to the floor.

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