Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Planks: My Abs Silver Bullet

Planks!  Where have you been hiding!

Last week one of my co-workers showed me how to do Planks. There we were in the middle of the office dressed in business attire with the rest of the office looking on doing...Planks!  For something so deceptively easy, it was brutal!  After barely 20 seconds my arms were quivering; After 40 seconds I failed!

A few months ago I challenged my friend, Larry Savitch to an Abs competition:  At Reggae Marathon this December Larry and I will doff our tops on the beach in Negril and compare Abs.  Larry is a few years younger than me but that's not what makes this crazy.  Larry works as a Trainer at a Corporate Gym.  He already has Abs.  I on the other hand sit at a desk working on a computer all day.  I have never had Abs.  How do I get myself into these things?

But with Planks, I now have a secret weapon and I plan to use it fully.  Starting today Planks will be a part of my daily routine. I've already started pre-run stretching to loosen and open up my hips so a few minutes Planking will be no problem. I'll be following the 5 minute Plank Workout in the illustration above.  After my 40 second first Plank experience I have a long way to go but I'm not scared.

Shhh....don't tell Larry!

Until next time...

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