Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Family Plank

No, not that kind of plank.
This kind.
I asked my family how long they could do a plank. Nancy, up in Iowa talks about planks, but I had never done one. I did one for 42 seconds and I was bouncing at the end. Nancy did one for 120 seconds.

Not knowing my time, my son, Tyler said for about 10 seconds. My wife, Amy said she could do one for 2 minutes. My daughter, Emily said 5 minutes. I told them we would have a family 'Plank Contest' on Friday and I'll report the times on my blog.

Now, on Friday if you and your family would like to do a 'Plank Contest' and compare them with our family and anyone else, please feel free to leave your results as a comment. Give us each individual time and a family average. You can even leave ages. This may be a monthly challenge.


10 comments:

Dan Seifring said...

I have been doing these as part of my core training a they are hard. I only get 45 seconds for 2 sets. I will do Friday and let you know how it goes.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

YOU'RE ON!!!

Very cool... I will probably do like 20 :D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

http://texasrunningjournal.blogspot.com/

Bev is doing something similar for pushups. Deadline is Friday...

J~mom said...

Javafamily is in!

Mendy said...

Very cool! David and I can do planks, but the 3 yr old... well, she can too. She does mock us when we stretch and do core, so whynot?

Marathoner in Training said...

Pat,
to the San Diego run. I will be training for it. As for the Garmin 405, do not buy it. It only lasts about 4-5 hours on one charge. It also does not have nearly the features of the 305. I already looked into it, and it is not for me. Look at all the features, before buying it.

Taryn said...

Nancy put me to SHAME on those things... actually, you did too. I did 15 seconds. That's right 15. Boo.

Pokey said...

I just cant handle the peer pressure...EVERYONE is doing planks....I guess I better give it a whirl.

lifestudent said...

Ha, thats great. I bet I could do it for about 1 second.

Cheryl said...

These are the hardest exercise (I think) in the Abs diet workout DVD I do. Usually I skip them! Ha! Your family are troupers to join you in this torture. :-)