Myself @ Mindy over at Road Runner Girl, decided to co-host a day of planks challenge. We have a group of I think 8 tweeters (is that the correct term) that follow each other on Twitter and share in on daily planks. We encourage one another and post great videos, pictures and proof of timers.
I introduced plank ladders to them a few weeks ago. That earned some of us a place on FUDiet's website for the #plankaday leaderboard. While perusing their website, I saw contests from months ago. 8 hour plank challenge. Now that sounded like a great idea! You do 1 plank every hour, for 8 hours.
I suggested this on Twitter to our group, and Robert upped the challenge to do a 12-hour day! Can we say HARDCORE plankers!
Thus, #powerplankchallenge was born. Mindy, sent me an email and suggested we co-host a challenge on our blogs, Twitter and Instagram, opening it up to everybody and anybody. The prize would be one of my work-out tanks!
Tomorrow is the last day for the challenge. If you are seeing this now and have not joined in, it's not too late. All you have to do is follow the instructions in my blog post. I hope you decide to join in, can't wait to see everyone's pictures.
I want to introduce you to some of our group. Most of us are bloggers, and #sweatpink ambassadors. Show your love and support to these ladies, they have great blogs!
#1. Mindy Bobe over at Road Runner Girl
#2. Cristina over at Triathlonmami
#3 Sarah over at Mom Running on Empty
#4. Abby over at Back at Square Zero
#5. Kate at Run with Kate
#6. Amanda @ Becoming a Healthier Mama
#7. Amalia at Live, Travel, Eat & Run
If you are not currently planking, I encourage you to start. In the 3 weeks I have been doing it, I have noticed a few changes. My stomach is slimmer and tight. My waist is more defined. I see the definition in my shoulders. I also notice better posture and I can tell a difference in my running. You can do it alone, with friends, with your kids. All it takes is about 6 feet of floor space!
Don't forget to check out www.fudiet.com, join in on their #plankaday mission!
A big shout out to my friend and co-worker, Megan Rone, she planked away with me today! It was nice not to have to do it alone!
A post with challenge pictures will be coming later! I can't wait to see everyone's creativity. Thanks again to everyone who participated!