I have selected a Plank Challenge to push myself a bit this month November. The graphic above is the schedule I plan to follow. I hope many will join me and invite others to join also. There’s no reason to only make fitness resolutions in January. Why not set a challenge for yourself each month of the year?
The standard plank pose is a push up position, but resting your elbows on the floor (like above). This is the version that I plan to do, but I also want to offer 2 variations.
If you’re not quite up to the standard plank at this time, it’s better to modify your pose and prevent injury. You will still benefit from these modified planks and increase your strength to move up to the standard pose at a later time.
If you want to challenge yourself more than the standard plank pose, consider this advanced modification. Perform your plank pose in a full push up position, hands on the floor and elbows straight.
photo credit: suanie via flickr.com