DAY 8, only 4 more to go! By now, no doubt, you are a little achey and thinking twice about the challenge. Once you finish the challenge, take a few days off, rest and recuperate and then try the plank again. You should find a decent improvement in time. Your crunches will be stronger and your press-ups more numerous.
This workout will challenge your core more than anything else.
Remember, it is less about the numbers, and more about completing the task. If you see a drop off in reps from day to day, remember that muscles will be tired. Hopefully it will help form a habit to do a little each day.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my PT gave to me*
1min back extensions**
1min side plank for as long as you can (right side down, swap each day)
1min tricep-dips and
A plank for as long as you can
*Remember you should always take advice from your Doctor before embarking on any new physical activity. You should also make sure you are fully warmed up before starting the challenges. You acknowledge that you undertake any challenges entirely at your own risk.
**This is not a speed round, simply perform the reps at a sensible speed, do not make a note of reps, and stop before the end of the minute if you feel any discomfort