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Join The One Tough Mother Runner Planks-A-Lot Challenge!
Want a stronger core and stronger legs to help improve your running? You’re at the right place!
In January 2013, I started the #PlanksALot challenge, and invited others to include a daily plank into their routine. We reported our planking activity to each other, using the #PlanksALot challenge. It was fun, we all improved our planks, and we met a lot of new virtual running friends. It was a win-win for everyone!
For February 2013, #PlanksALot is going to be improved. Think of it as a #PlanksALot Plus! Starting in February, and every month thereafter, I’ll include a new exercise item to be done in addition to the planks. February’s addition – by popular demand – is squats!
Here is a link to help you use proper form when doing planks and squats:
Right Way to Do Squats, Lunges and Planks
We found, though, that not everyone is on Twitter. So, starting in February, I’ve added a Facebook Group for the PlanksALot Challenge so that anyone can participate via Twitter or Facebook. Here’s the address for the group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/PlanksALot/
Because everyone starts at a different place, we’ll run the challenge this way.
Planks: Attempt a plank every day. Try to add 10-15 seconds to your time on each consecutive day.
Squats: Do a set of squats every day. Try to add 5 squats to your total on each consecutive day.
Report your plank time and your squat total on the Twitter using the hashtag, #PlanksALot, and/or report your plank time and squat totals on Facebook. Alternately, you can report them to me via email at OneToughMotherRunner@gmail.com.
To sign up for the February 2013 PlanksALot Challenge, complete this form below. You can join at any time.
Note: There are several planking challenges on Twitter. One, #plankaday, has an individual who serves as the #plankpolice and checks in on you if you don’t report your planks daily. This will only happen if you use the hashtag #plankaday. Just sharing this to avoid confusion.
Disclaimer: I am not a registered Doctor, Nurse, or Dietitian, I do not have any official Degrees, training, or certifications (as of yet) in fitness or nutrition. My blog is simply a documentation of my life and my opinions. The views I express are mine alone, based on my own experiences, knowledge, and research. They should not be taken as medical advice. Always talk to your doctor or a trained professional before starting a new diet and/or fitness plan.
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