Current Record: THIRTY-SIX seconds
I am concerned about staying healthy while we are stuck inside. I have spent time in a hospital bed. I have lost mobility due to muscle atrophy. I have regained most of my abilities, but I really don’t want to lose them again.
You don’t, either.
Remember, use it or lose it!
It’s like my dentist used to say:
You don’t have to floss all your teeth. Just concentrate on the ones you want to keep.—my dental hygienist
I like to be able to walk, at a bare minimum. There are a few other things I rather like doing, like sitting up in bed.
I started walking 30 minutes per day:
Now I am focusing on the other bare minimums. I am practicing a daily plank.
Why a plank?
Remember, we are focusing on the bare minimums here. To feel human, I must:
- Take a shower
- Wear clean clothes
- Go for a walk
- Perform a plank
- Skip the junk food
- Fast occasionally
- Text or call someone I care about
- Write at least 500 words
How did you do?
This is my very first day of doing planks. Everybody should know how to do a plank.
I know that as I practice every day, I will get better and better.
Do a plank for as long as you can. Rest for one minute. Try it again. Rest for one minute. Try it a third time. Record your best time out of three.
The first time I tried a plank, I got 34 seconds. The second time I got 36 seconds. The third time, I got less than 10 seconds. My body was like, “Forget this!”
Tell me your best plank time in the comments. We’ll keep track together.
I am going to do a plank Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I know you don’t really need a rest day from a 30-second-plank, but I want to also establish a habit. I want MWF to be my workout days.
I will still walk daily.
One more rule: I don’t want any super-in-shape-gym-rats saying, “Yeah, man. I can totally do a 3-minute plank. My abs are ripped!”
Out of shape fatties only, please.