It’s been far too long since I led a fitness challenge which is evident by the sad state of my core and my soft arms. In a few short months, my strength has slowly slipped away. But all the changes today! I’m rebuilding my core and my strength with a new Run DMT Fitness Challenge for November: Thanks for Planks.
Why planks? Because planks are a runner’s best friend! Planks not only strengthen your core (abs and back), but it also strengthens shoulders, hips, quadriceps and calf muscles.
Basically, this Run DMT Thanks for Planks is a plank-a-day movement. During the month of November, we will be performing planks three times a day. For the first two weeks, we will hold the planks for 30 seconds three times a day. Then, last two weeks we’ll hold the plank position for 1 minute three times a day. If you can hold a plank position longer than that, then go for it. By all means, feel free to plank for as long as you like.
Here’s how to perform a perfect plank:
So who’s with me?
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