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The Plank Test Challenge

How long can you continuously hold the plank position for? Sound an easy exercise / workout? - you won't be saying that when your whole body is shaking! One tip before we get started: post video evidence if you want to be taken seriously and avoid the wrath of your fellow competitors. Right, let's get started. Lie face down on a mat or floor. Raise yourself up on your forearms and your toes. Feet should be about shoulder-width apart. Hold your body in a straight line. Don't cheat by sticking your...   more details

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  • 1 PlankGirl

    score: 40 mins 1.0 secs

    by PlankGirl

    See www.bulzomi.org for my GWR certificate....broke the world record!

  • 2 calconnec

    score: 21 mins 4.0 secs

    by calconnec

    21:04 plank...push-up position. Tried to keep as perfectly posed as possible -- a bit hard w/o a...

  • 3 myreha

    score: 14 mins 56.0 secs

    by myreha

  • 4 grumpyoldman

    score: 12 mins 8.0 secs

    by grumpyoldman

    did this at the gym under supervision and video evidence, see phat fitness, Keith Bouchier

  • 5 kmcleod35883

    score: 12 mins 1.0 secs

    by kmcleod35883

    Top for my gym! :)

  • 6 swisscyclist

    score: 11 mins 26.0 secs

    by swisscyclist

    11:26 YEEAAHH MAN!!!! One day youll se me in the GWR's :P

  • 7 Sporty1997

    score: 10 mins 50.0 secs

    by Sporty1997

    there, legit video proof holding the plank for 10:50.

  • 8 James Cuttance

    score: 10 mins 16.0 secs

    by James Cuttance

  • 9 MichaelChitwood

    score: 8 mins 46.0 secs

    by MichaelChitwood

    uhmm my first challenge, im in iraq so yea video might take a second to get up, but soon i hope :]

  • 10 DagobertoChapa

    score: 8 mins 1.0 secs

    by DagobertoChapa

  • 11 StLegerFitness

    score: 8 mins 0.0 secs

    by StLegerFitness

    I will aim to get a video up next time I do this. Pretty sure the WR is around the 24min mark...

  • 12 AngeloBorreggine

    score: 7 mins 51.0 secs

    by AngeloBorreggine

    my shoulders are the thing holding me back in this challenge......they get sore before my abs are...

  • 13 Scott85

    score: 7 mins 33.0 secs

    by Scott85

  • 14 hercules

    score: 7 mins 15.0 secs

    by hercules

    pure mental strength after 4mins!

  • 15 Strongabs569

    score: 7 mins 0.0 secs

    by Strongabs569

  • 16 gillouplus

    score: 5 mins 40.0 secs

    by gillouplus

  • 17 AndyWeaver

    score: 5 mins 33.0 secs

    by AndyWeaver

    Last day of the 10 day plank challenge.

  • 18 Smithe

    score: 5 mins 23.0 secs

    by Smithe

    I think its pretty good considering im only 14

  • 19 bits1979

    score: 5 mins 23.0 secs

    by bits1979

    Beat my last plank record of 5 min 10 sec :-)

  • 20 anelike

    score: 5 mins 22.0 secs

    by anelike

    the shakes came at 4 minutes, everything felt like jelly and boy did the sweat drip - who would h...

  • 21 metalmancpa

    score: 5 mins 13.0 secs

    by metalmancpa

    Better than my 1st try of 3 min 2 sec. For whatever reason the elbow method hurts my arms too muc...

  • 22 StevenMcKinney

    score: 5 mins 4.0 secs

    by StevenMcKinney

  • 23 foxy

    score: 5 mins 0.0 secs

    by foxy

  • 24 Worthster

    score: 4 mins 46.0 secs

    by Worthster

    Now at 4 mins 46 seconds!! (3 mins 32 seconds: This was back in 2008, I reckon I can blitz it now...

  • 25 JunaidAhmed

    score: 4 mins 32.0 secs

    by JunaidAhmed

    im 13 and inspire to be a royal marine

  • 26 SquatGirl

    score: 4 mins 25.0 secs

    by SquatGirl

    Happy with that.

  • 27 Kristmas

    score: 4 mins 21.0 secs

    by Kristmas

  • 28 will

    score: 4 mins 17.890 secs

    by will

    was shaking life a leaf after doing this :)

  • 29 adam.trybus

    score: 4 mins 15.0 secs

    by adam.trybus

    the video was shot by a 5yo:) next time will upload a better version (i am aware you cannot truly...

  • 30 CR85

    score: 4 mins 15.0 secs

    by CR85

  • 31 Ridgerunner

    score: 4 mins 6.0 secs

    by Ridgerunner

  • 32 Moosa Hoosain

    score: 4 mins 0.0 secs

    by Moosa Hoosain

    Time is climbing.

  • 33 momona

    score: 3 mins 54.0 secs

    by momona

    sh-sh-shakin'. :)

  • 34 nunchaku001

    score: 3 mins 52.0 secs

    by nunchaku001

  • 35 TumThanasan

    score: 3 mins 45.0 secs

    by TumThanasan

  • 36 JonHall

    score: 3 mins 41.0 secs

    by JonHall

  • 37 simpy

    score: 3 mins 40.0 secs

    by simpy

    C'mon!

  • 38 Sylvattica

    score: 3 mins 40.0 secs

    by Sylvattica

  • 39 c3ntaur

    score: 3 mins 35.0 secs

    by c3ntaur

  • 40 dragonfly1111

    score: 3 mins 30.0 secs

    by dragonfly1111

  • 41 FitnessGuru

    score: 3 mins 18.0 secs

    by FitnessGuru

    I'm competing against a world record holder?

  • 42 The Tough Mudder

    score: 3 mins 18.0 secs

    by The Tough Mudder

  • 43 Simon

    score: 3 mins 15.0 secs

    by Simon

    Shaking is not good

  • 44 Skippy

    score: 3 mins 15.0 secs

    by Skippy

  • 45 MaskedAthlete

    score: 3 mins 14.0 secs

    by MaskedAthlete

    4 minutes next

  • 46 MartinChampion

    score: 3 mins 12.0 secs

    by MartinChampion

    my abs hurt...

  • 47 Exskinnybloke

    score: 3 mins 12.0 secs

    by Exskinnybloke

    Bloody hell, it is agony. Going to force myself to do this each week. 1min improvement from las...

  • 48 Westley1977

    score: 3 mins 5.0 secs

    by Westley1977

  • 49 justdance207

    score: 3 mins 0.0 secs

    by justdance207

  • 50 G07FMirza

    score: 2 mins 59.0 secs

    by G07FMirza

    Not the best

  • 51 PhilFit

    score: 2 mins 58.0 secs

    by PhilFit

    I never done this before. I'll get better

  • 52 PersonTrainer

    score: 2 mins 58.0 secs

    by PersonTrainer

    on elbows

  • 53 toshy888

    score: 2 mins 55.0 secs

    by toshy888

    was my easy attempt will aim next for at least 4 minute and maybe 5 something

  • 54 Martin24

    score: 2 mins 55.0 secs

    by Martin24

    four minutes - coming soon

  • 55 Pikey

    score: 2 mins 47.0 secs

    by Pikey

    Shaking last minute

  • 56 Mr Workout

    score: 2 mins 40.0 secs

    by Mr Workout

    Thats true, unlike some of the scores on here

  • 57 daveblackburn

    score: 2 mins 37.0 secs

    by daveblackburn

    Agony!

  • 58 WorkoutKing

    score: 2 mins 25.0 secs

    by WorkoutKing

  • 59 David Malcolm

    score: 2 mins 25.0 secs

    by David Malcolm

    big shake

  • 60 Smurf

    score: 2 mins 20.0 secs

    by Smurf

  • 61 BradDawson

    score: 2 mins 18.0 secs

    by BradDawson

    First time I have tried the Plank, i'll do better next time.

  • 62 Johnnyg691

    score: 2 mins 14.0 secs

    by Johnnyg691

    3 minutes next time

  • 63 saraharrison

    score: 2 mins 10.0 secs

    by saraharrison

    2 minutes 10

  • 64 alexpaul

    score: 2 mins 8.0 secs

    by alexpaul

    my abs were burning like hell :D

  • 65 Roddster

    score: 2 mins 7.0 secs

    by Roddster

    Not bragging about this... yet.

  • 66 liamck

    score: 2 mins 7.0 secs

    by liamck

  • 67 xine

    score: 2 mins 6.0 secs

    by xine

    I think that's my best time so far!!!

  • 68 Smiddy

    score: 2 mins 2.0 secs

    by Smiddy

    Get in there!

  • 69 GeorgeVernon

    score: 2 mins 1.0 secs

    by GeorgeVernon

  • 70 Dinosaur

    score: 2 mins 0.0 secs

    by Dinosaur

    My tummy hurts...

  • 71 Mirnes78

    score: 1 mins 51.0 secs

    by Mirnes78

  • 72 oliser67

    score: 1 mins 50.0 secs

    by oliser67

    Towards 2 minutes

  • 73 JenMitchell

    score: 1 mins 46.0 secs

    by JenMitchell

  • 74 Csmeredith

    score: 1 mins 46.0 secs

    by Csmeredith

    My first attempt at the plank challenge - hoping to get a better score next time. I wanted to ch...

  • 75 Olivia33

    score: 1 mins 45.0 secs

    by Olivia33

    First time.. oh well

  • 76 Mari

    score: 1 mins 45.0 secs

    by Mari

  • 77 Beththebrave

    score: 1 mins 40.0 secs

    by Beththebrave

    Better than I thought! I usually give up after 30 seconds, but I pushed myself!

  • 78 bodyblast

    score: 1 mins 33.0 secs

    by bodyblast

    LOL

  • 79 ConorBishop

    score: 1 mins 31.0 secs

    by ConorBishop

  • 80 NadineMeunierMccormick

    score: 1 mins 30.0 secs

    by NadineMeunierMccormick

    Just a start

  • 81 John Feelgood

    score: 1 mins 28.0 secs

    by John Feelgood

    try harder :)

  • 82 VanessaPeckham

    score: 1 mins 22.0 secs

    by VanessaPeckham

    Felt like 1 hour 22 lol

  • 83 Megan

    score: 1 mins 21.0 secs

    by Megan

    Umm that is not a very good score, practice definitely required................

  • 84 Capello

    score: 1 mins 20.0 secs

    by Capello

    Would of done longer but for the golf ball place on my back

  • 85 Gymboy30

    score: 1 mins 15.0 secs

    by Gymboy30

    that is way harder than it looks

  • 86 AlexisBlandine

    score: 1 mins 13.0 secs

    by AlexisBlandine

  • 87 KariOlivey

    score: 1 mins 11.0 secs

    by KariOlivey

    First plank in a few years... 3 min is my aim!

  • 88 HeddleIseultMunday

    score: 1 mins 10.0 secs

    by HeddleIseultMunday

    Im happy with anything over a minute would like to work towards two minutes

  • 89 zubairb02

    score: 1 mins 10.0 secs

    by zubairb02

  • 90 JacquesLabuschagne

    score: 1 mins 1.0 secs

    by JacquesLabuschagne

  • 91 snygaard

    score: 1 mins 0.0 secs

    by snygaard

  • 92 Monica

    score: 1 mins 0.0 secs

    by Monica

  • 93 Stefox

    score: 1 mins 0.0 secs

    by Stefox

    I can't believe how quickly I started shaking. Looks easier than it is. 2 minute target by end of...

  • 94 philb123

    score: 0 mins 56.0 secs

    by philb123

    improved from 46 to 56 seconds

  • 95 Mrivet

    score: 0 mins 53.100 secs

    by Mrivet

  • 96 fitness queen

    score: 0 mins 50.0 secs

    by fitness queen

  • 97 lynwlls

    score: 0 mins 43.0 secs

    by lynwlls

  • 98 TroyFuller

    score: 0 mins 30.0 secs

    by TroyFuller

  • 99 JannetShanks

    score: 0 mins 30.0 secs

    by JannetShanks

  • 100 Vomeister

    score: 0 mins 26.700 secs

    by Vomeister

  • 101 kateb99

    score: 0 mins 25.0 secs

    by kateb99

    A good start! Especially after recovering from a nasty virus.

  • 102 csmintheknife

    score: 0 mins 25.0 secs

    by csmintheknife

  • 103 Empresskimz1

    score: 0 mins 25.0 secs

    by Empresskimz1

  • 104 Gail

    score: 0 mins 22.0 secs

    by Gail

    Holay, that was a challenge all in itself!

  • 105 amberjoy

    score: 0 mins 20.0 secs

    by amberjoy

    Holy!! Looks easier then it is! Just starting this challenge tonight...this is gonna be fun! I ca...

  • 106 debra

    score: 0 mins 20.0 secs

    by debra

    Did it again today

  • 107 Vesna

    score: 0 mins 20.0 secs

    by Vesna

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  • 1

    PlankGirl

    score: 40 mins 1.0 secs

    See www.bulzomi.org for my GWR certificate....broke the world record!

    Comment on this entry
    k100rs: the queen of plank!!!
    toshy888: everyone do this challenge:

    http://www.konkura.com/challenge/?uid=ef765e30-3905-4f3a-9c81-e96542b69dfe&t=most+challenges+performed
    alexpaul: wow....well done

About this challenge

Profile pic: Worthster Challenge created by:
Worthster

Challenge for: all

Challenge goal: improve general fitness

Challenge targets: core

Level: suitable for all competitors

Age: any age

What does this challenge involve?

How long can you continuously hold the plank position for? Sound an easy exercise / workout? - you won't be saying that when your whole body is shaking! One tip before we get started: post video evidence if you want to be taken seriously and avoid the wrath of your fellow competitors.

Right, let's get started. Lie face down on a mat or floor. Raise yourself up on your forearms and your toes. Feet should be about shoulder-width apart. Hold your body in a straight line. Don't cheat by sticking your bum in the air! Go champ.......

The winner of this fitness challenge will be the person who holds the Plank Position, correctly, for the longest continuous length of time. This exercise is a great way to test your core strength.

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  • Plankgirl, that's CRAZY AWESOME!!!
    by xine on 6/15/2012 5:48:00 AM

  • Plankgirl - you are the man, girl!
    by FitnessGuru on 4/1/2012 9:14:00 AM

  • Plankgirl - that is seriously awesome news! Congratulations!!!! :D
    by Sylvattica on 2/6/2012 7:25:00 AM

  • 24 minutes - astonishing!
    by Worthster on 7/10/2011 9:23:00 PM

  • hmmmmmm.... prone holds......
    by ThePeoplesMatt on 6/23/2011 1:04:00 AM