Planks...can you?

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  1. Sep 18, 2018 #1

    Patchouli

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    Love it that we can look up videos on how-tos for exercise moves.
    This is a great exercise, they say, for the core. My core is trashed. So having watched a couple of skinny moms doing planks I think I can do it too.
    Oh, wait. I'm supposed to do more than one? Talk to me, people. How am I going to be able to hold the door shut against the zombies if I'm weak sauce?
    I want to know: do you plank? Which one, beginners, next step up, full plank, what? I want to read about your success.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2018 #2

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    No planking here lately.
    Did a lot of yoga as a young person, and I should do that again.
    Bought one of those twisty boards that was on Shark Tank but haven't used it yet.
    8 years of Judo and a few years of Ninjitsu. I love wrestling and throwing but blew my knees.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2018 #3

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    Wow, you could whoop up on somebody. I flipped a guy once. He was just messing around to see my reaction. Of course I was 22 and probably weighed 98 lbs. We're still friends.
     
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    My exercise and training:
    Pounding t posts and run red brand fence as I build fences
    Dig ditches to lay electric and water lines to outbuildings
    Wrestle livestock
    Hike weekly
    Work post-hole diggers to build privacy fence
    Run chain saw and split firewood with axe and stack.
    Ride 4-wheeler
    Carry 5 gallon backpack sprayer

    I'm sure there is more that I can't think of right now.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2018 #5

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    :LOL: I'm sure.
    Some people here are all buff from actual work while us city slickers have to actually put an effort into breaking a sweat.
    :woo hoo:
     
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    Lock the dead bolt, flip a kitchen chair on its back put the feet against the door and nail/screw that sucker down!
     
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    And sit in the recliner with your AK
     
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    Mine are more realistic

    Jumping to conclusions
    Flying off the handle
    Dodging responsibility
    Carrying things to far
    Pulling my hair out
    And...
    Pushing my luck
     
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    I do a fast 30 minute walk 6 days a week and then whatever garden or outside work that comes up. I've heard of planking but never really researched it. I do 2 pound tricep exercises so my arms get in shape as I lose weight.
     
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    I chased a turkey around the house today.
    So I don't need to do any planks, right?
     
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    I'm not buff by any means and it is getting harder and harder to do the daily chores around here.
     
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    I fought a pig for his feed pan this morning. Does that count?
     
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    Hell yeah that counts big time!
     
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    Absolutely! Fighting a pig for anything counts.
     
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    Not since surgery on left knee.
    But slowly but surely building back up strength, muscle in left leg.
    I do yoga now(baby steps to get back to where I was).
    Before surgery, did hand to hand combat, karate,yoga, mediation.
    Now just working to get back to where I was.
     
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    Had unexpected death in family.
    Been sticking close to parents.
    Dad's cousin was 7 years younger than him, 5 years younger than my mom.
     
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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.
     
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    I had to try to do a plank last week just to see if I could do it.
    I can but only for 60 seconds at a time.
    I was on my toes and not on my knees.
    It's a lot harder than I thought it would be.
    I will keep at it until I can go 3 minutes at a time.


    Don't you know fighting with a pig just gets you muddy and annoys the pig?
     
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    Go @backlash !!

    I hope to get back into it this week, as long as work schedule isn't whacked out. Weather has cleared up.
    Planks are at the top of my list!
     
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    It does get me dirty but he loves it. Its like playing tug of war with a dog. He gets excited and runs in a circle and comes back for more. Unless you have milk. Pigs LOVE milk and will knock you down for it.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    planking is a good core focused exercise. Sadly I do it rarely due to patience issues and do other exercises instead.
     
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    What I read indicates you don't need to stretch it out and do each time for any longer than 2 minutes, that there is no value in it.
    Six sets of 8 seconds each, or 5 sets of 10 second planks, if you're doing the kneeling plank. I wouldn't know.
     
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    Sorry Mobook, :heart: I have lost 2 brothers and it is hard.
     
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    :woo hoo: I need to get back to my arm exercises too.
     
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    Thats more like my exercises only not as often but lots of movement. Digging uses every muscle in your body and then some.
    Swinging and pulling a wet a janitors mop around the house is another one.
     
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    Still having a hard time putting pressure directly on new kneecap.
    So yoga instructor told me to do vertical planks.
    Trust me you will build up arm muscles.
    Or vertical pushups you will get your workout on either.
    I do them to work on balance, strength training.
    Still doing chair yoga again you will use every muscle in your body.
     
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    I started planking lately.. skipped it today due to pressed for time.

    Usually I do it 3 times for 1 min each (when I do it).
    When I started I struggled to do it 45 secs each.
     
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    MoBook it is good that your staying fit in spite of injury. :thumbs:
     

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