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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

    PlankGirl

    40 mins 1.0 secs

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

  • 2
    calconnec

    calconnec

    21 mins 4.0 secs

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

  • 3
    myreha

    myreha

    14 mins 56.0 secs

  • 4 grumpyoldman

    grumpyoldman

    12 mins 8.0 secs

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

  • 5 kmcleod35883

    kmcleod35883

    12 mins 1.0 secs

    Top for my gym! :)

  • 6 swisscyclist

    swisscyclist

    11 mins 26.0 secs

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

  • 7 Sporty1997

    Sporty1997

    10 mins 50.0 secs

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

  • 8 James Cuttance

    James Cuttance

    10 mins 16.0 secs

  • 9 MichaelChitwood

    MichaelChitwood

    8 mins 46.0 secs

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

  • 10 DagobertoChapa

    DagobertoChapa

    8 mins 1.0 secs

  • 11 StLegerFitness

    StLegerFitness

    8 mins 0.0 secs

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

  • 12 AngeloBorreggine

    AngeloBorreggine

    7 mins 51.0 secs

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

  • 13 Scott85

    Scott85

    7 mins 33.0 secs

  • 14 hercules

    hercules

    7 mins 15.0 secs

    pure mental strength after 4mins!

  • 15 Strongabs569

    Strongabs569

    7 mins 0.0 secs

  • 16 gillouplus

    gillouplus

    5 mins 40.0 secs

  • 17 AndyWeaver

    AndyWeaver

    5 mins 33.0 secs

    Last day of the 10 day plank challenge.

  • 18 Smithe

    Smithe

    5 mins 23.0 secs

    I think its pretty good considering im only 14

  • 19 bits1979

    bits1979

    5 mins 23.0 secs

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

  • 20 anelike

    anelike

    5 mins 22.0 secs

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

  • 21 metalmancpa

    metalmancpa

    5 mins 13.0 secs

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

  • 22 StevenMcKinney

    StevenMcKinney

    5 mins 4.0 secs

  • 23 foxy

    foxy

    5 mins 0.0 secs

  • 24 Worthster

    Worthster

    4 mins 46.0 secs

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

  • 25 JunaidAhmed

    JunaidAhmed

    4 mins 32.0 secs

    im 13 and inspire to be a royal marine

  • 26 SquatGirl

    SquatGirl

    4 mins 25.0 secs

    Happy with that.

  • 27 Kristmas

    Kristmas

    4 mins 21.0 secs

  • 28 will

    will

    4 mins 17.890 secs

    was shaking life a leaf after doing this :)

  • 29 adam.trybus

    adam.trybus

    4 mins 15.0 secs

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

  • 30 CR85

    CR85

    4 mins 15.0 secs

  • 31 Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner

    4 mins 6.0 secs

  • 32 Moosa Hoosain

    Moosa Hoosain

    4 mins 0.0 secs

    Time is climbing.

  • 33 momona

    momona

    3 mins 54.0 secs

    sh-sh-shakin'. :)

  • 34 nunchaku001

    nunchaku001

    3 mins 52.0 secs

  • 35 TumThanasan

    TumThanasan

    3 mins 45.0 secs

  • 36 JonHall

    JonHall

    3 mins 41.0 secs

  • 37 simpy

    simpy

    3 mins 40.0 secs

    C'mon!

  • 38 Sylvattica

    Sylvattica

    3 mins 40.0 secs

  • 39 c3ntaur

    c3ntaur

    3 mins 35.0 secs

  • 40 dragonfly1111

    dragonfly1111

    3 mins 30.0 secs

  • 41 wayned

    wayned

    3 mins 29.0 secs

    Well first time doing a plank challenge, I'm almost 63 yrs old but Ive always done a lot of ab wo...

  • 42 FitnessGuru

    FitnessGuru

    3 mins 18.0 secs

    I'm competing against a world record holder?

  • 43 The Tough Mudder

    The Tough Mudder

    3 mins 18.0 secs

  • 44 Simon

    Simon

    3 mins 15.0 secs

    Shaking is not good

  • 45 Skippy

    Skippy

    3 mins 15.0 secs

  • 46 MaskedAthlete

    MaskedAthlete

    3 mins 14.0 secs

    4 minutes next

  • 47 MartinChampion

    MartinChampion

    3 mins 12.0 secs

    my abs hurt...

  • 48 Exskinnybloke

    Exskinnybloke

    3 mins 12.0 secs

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

  • 49 Westley1977

    Westley1977

    3 mins 5.0 secs

  • 50 justdance207

    justdance207

    3 mins 0.0 secs

  • 51 G07FMirza

    G07FMirza

    2 mins 59.0 secs

    Not the best

  • 52 PhilFit

    PhilFit

    2 mins 58.0 secs

    I never done this before. I'll get better

  • 53 PersonTrainer

    PersonTrainer

    2 mins 58.0 secs

    on elbows

  • 54 toshy888

    toshy888

    2 mins 55.0 secs

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

  • 55 Martin24

    Martin24

    2 mins 55.0 secs

    four minutes - coming soon

  • 56 Pikey

    Pikey

    2 mins 47.0 secs

    Shaking last minute

  • 57 Mr Workout

    Mr Workout

    2 mins 40.0 secs

    Thats true, unlike some of the scores on here

  • 58 daveblackburn

    daveblackburn

    2 mins 37.0 secs

    Agony!

  • 59 WorkoutKing

    WorkoutKing

    2 mins 25.0 secs

  • 60 David Malcolm

    David Malcolm

    2 mins 25.0 secs

    big shake

  • 61 Smurf

    Smurf

    2 mins 20.0 secs

  • 62 BradDawson

    BradDawson

    2 mins 18.0 secs

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

  • 63 Johnnyg691

    Johnnyg691

    2 mins 14.0 secs

    3 minutes next time

  • 64 saraharrison

    saraharrison

    2 mins 10.0 secs

    2 minutes 10

  • 65 alexpaul

    alexpaul

    2 mins 8.0 secs

    my abs were burning like hell :D

  • 66 Roddster

    Roddster

    2 mins 7.0 secs

    Not bragging about this... yet.

  • 67 liamck

    liamck

    2 mins 7.0 secs

  • 68 xine

    xine

    2 mins 6.0 secs

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

  • 69 Smiddy

    Smiddy

    2 mins 2.0 secs

    Get in there!

  • 70 GeorgeVernon

    GeorgeVernon

    2 mins 1.0 secs

  • 71 Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    2 mins 0.0 secs

    My tummy hurts...

  • 72 Mirnes78

    Mirnes78

    1 mins 51.0 secs

  • 73 oliser67

    oliser67

    1 mins 50.0 secs

    Towards 2 minutes

  • 74 JenMitchell

    JenMitchell

    1 mins 46.0 secs

  • 75 Csmeredith

    Csmeredith

    1 mins 46.0 secs

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

  • 76 Olivia33

    Olivia33

    1 mins 45.0 secs

    First time.. oh well

  • 77 Mari

    Mari

    1 mins 45.0 secs

  • 78 Beththebrave

    Beththebrave

    1 mins 40.0 secs

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

  • 79 bodyblast

    bodyblast

    1 mins 33.0 secs

    LOL

  • 80 ConorBishop

    ConorBishop

    1 mins 31.0 secs

  • 81 NadineMeunierMccormick

    NadineMeunierMccormick

    1 mins 30.0 secs

    Just a start

  • 82 John Feelgood

    John Feelgood

    1 mins 28.0 secs

    try harder :)

  • 83 VanessaPeckham

    VanessaPeckham

    1 mins 22.0 secs

    Felt like 1 hour 22 lol

  • 84 Megan

    Megan

    1 mins 21.0 secs

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

  • 85 Capello

    Capello

    1 mins 20.0 secs

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

  • 86 Gymboy30

    Gymboy30

    1 mins 15.0 secs

    that is way harder than it looks

  • 87 AlexisBlandine

    AlexisBlandine

    1 mins 13.0 secs

  • 88 KariOlivey

    KariOlivey

    1 mins 11.0 secs

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

  • 89 HeddleIseultMunday

    HeddleIseultMunday

    1 mins 10.0 secs

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

  • 90 zubairb02

    zubairb02

    1 mins 10.0 secs

  • 91 JacquesLabuschagne

    JacquesLabuschagne

    1 mins 1.0 secs

  • 92 snygaard

    snygaard

    1 mins 0.0 secs

  • 93 Monica

    Monica

    1 mins 0.0 secs

  • 94 Stefox

    Stefox

    1 mins 0.0 secs

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

  • 95 philb123

    philb123

    0 mins 56.0 secs

    improved from 46 to 56 seconds

  • 96 Mrivet

    Mrivet

    0 mins 53.100 secs

  • 97 fitness queen

    fitness queen

    0 mins 50.0 secs

  • 98 lynwlls

    lynwlls

    0 mins 43.0 secs

  • 99 TroyFuller

    TroyFuller

    0 mins 30.0 secs

  • 100 JannetShanks

    JannetShanks

    0 mins 30.0 secs

  • 101 Vomeister

    Vomeister

    0 mins 26.700 secs

  • 102 kateb99

    kateb99

    0 mins 25.0 secs

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

  • 103 csmintheknife

    csmintheknife

    0 mins 25.0 secs

  • 104 Empresskimz1

    Empresskimz1

    0 mins 25.0 secs

  • 105 Gail

    Gail

    0 mins 22.0 secs

    Holay, that was a challenge all in itself!

  • 106 amberjoy

    amberjoy

    0 mins 20.0 secs

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

  • 107 debra

    debra

    0 mins 20.0 secs

    Did it again today

  • 108 Vesna

    Vesna

    0 mins 20.0 secs

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All 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

Here's what you need to do to take part:

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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Note: if the challenge description doesn't include clear details of what to do to enter, please contact the person who created the challenge to ask them to improve the description, or report this challenge