|Planking the Old-Fashioned Way|
|A Forearm Plank|
Ah, but there is such a thing as Sarah's Challenge in our class. Are you going to accept the challenge and try to do the exercise the right way, or are you just not quite ready yet? (It's okay if you're not.) Today, Sarah was clever (as usual), instructing us all to get down on floor mats. When it came time to plank, we could just go ahead and do a series of them right off the floor -- the correct way -- or if we really wanted to, we could do them off chairs or whatever. So with my macho image at risk, I took the challenge and did the first one off the floor, off the forearms. However, I instantly realized that my big belly might drag the floor from that low-down position, so I shifted to the full pushup position, which is equally a proper planking position, and did the remaining seven of our series. (I think it was seven; hard to keep count, when you are having so much fun).
Anyway, I am now doing actual, authentic planks! No going back now -- certainly not to the bar!
|A Pushup Plank|
I greatly prefer the Sarah Challenge!
© Robert Gray Holland (2018)