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The Upward Plank Challenge

The Upward Plank is performed as follows: 1. Pressing your inner feet and hands against the floor. 2. Lift your hips until the reverse position is maintained. 3. Thighs approximately parallel to the floor. The winner is the competitor who manages the longest time in the position with good form. Beginner Tip: Practice with the chair support. Sit at the edge of the chair, wrap your hands around the back edge. Lift your pelvis and extend each leg one by one. Challenge rules: 1) Good...   more details

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    TumThanasan

    TumThanasan

    7 mins 45.0 secs

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    Strongabs569

    Strongabs569

    7 mins 30.0 secs

    ..upon retrospect i did have my feet turned outwards....is that bad?? The last 3 mins were pretty...

  • 3
    AndyWeaver

    AndyWeaver

    6 mins 0.0 secs

    Ged gave me a big number to shoot at but also showed me its possible. Managed to suffer minutes ...

  • 4 GedMustoNumber1

    GedMustoNumber1

    5 mins 15.0 secs

    Just done this....by far one of the hardest things i've ever done...pain right from the off, I ha...

  • 5 marien

    marien

    4 mins 10.0 secs

    This score is provisional! Come soon with another score and video.

  • 6 Kristmas

    Kristmas

    4 mins 5.0 secs

  • 7 Worthster

    Worthster

    2 mins 17.0 secs

    47 second increase - a step in the right direction! (Added a meagre 8 seconds to my best. I pulle...

  • 8 Vicky

    Vicky

    2 mins 4.0 secs

    I know - my hands are the wrong way round, but thats harder!

  • 9 Combat Student

    Combat Student

    2 mins 0.0 secs

    I didn't do this today, but this score is what I do when I do a static hold workout. I usually ba...

  • 10 BradDawson

    BradDawson

    1 mins 18.0 secs

  • 11 JenMitchell

    JenMitchell

    1 mins 14.0 secs

  • 12 Megara384

    Megara384

    1 mins 5.0 secs

    Immediately started shaking...definitely harder than it looks and a regular plank. Determined to...

  • 13 PhilFit

    PhilFit

    1 mins 5.0 secs

    This is harder than the normal plank - looks easier

  • 14 ThomVaugh

    ThomVaugh

    0 mins 52.0 secs

    Seems alot different when actually doing it. I will try this again very soon.

  • 15 lynwlls

    lynwlls

    0 mins 11.0 secs

    my wrist doesn't allow me; so I tried the position through being on my fingertips & was able to p...

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    Abu Aqilah

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    FitnessGuru

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    TumThanasan

    7 mins 45.0 secs

    Comment on this entry
    IshuPalSingh: its hard
    GedMustoNumber1: Tum, i'm afraid to say that your calves touched the ground quite clearly on a number of occasions mate...

All about this challenge

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FitnessGuru

Challenge for: all

Challenge goal: increase strength

Challenge targets: core

Level: suitable for all competitors

Age: any age

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

The Upward Plank is performed as follows:
1. Pressing your inner feet and hands against the floor.
2. Lift your hips until the reverse position is maintained.
3. Thighs approximately parallel to the floor.

The winner is the competitor who manages the longest time in the position with good form.

Beginner Tip: Practice with the chair support. Sit at the edge of the chair, wrap your hands around the back edge. Lift your pelvis and extend each leg one by one.

Challenge rules:

1) Good form at all times!
2) Caution: This challenge is not for people with neck and wrist injuries.

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