October Plank Challenge

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Hey everyone! Time for a new fitness challenge and this month we are going to do planks. These past few months we focused on our upper and lower body so now it is time to focus on our core some more. There are several benefits from doing planks which include increasing your upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. By doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture. I hope you all are ready because I know I am!!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes(intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 1 (Beginners)

Monday : 15 seconds

Tuesday: 20 seconds

Wednesday: 20 seconds

Thursday: 25 seconds

Friday: 25 seconds

Saturday: 30 seconds

Sunday: 30 seconds

Week 1 (Intermediate)

Monday: 30 seconds

Tuesday: 30 seconds

Wednesday: 35 seconds

Thursday: 35 seconds

Friday: 40 seconds

Saturday: 40 seconds

Sunday: 45 seconds

Week 1 (Expert)

Monday: 40 seconds

Tuesday: 45 seconds

Wednesday: 45 seconds

Thursday: 50 seconds

Friday: 50 seconds

Saturday: 60 seconds

Sunday: 60 seconds

*Remember*

 I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Good luck to everyone on starting the new challenge and I know you all will do great!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge Week 3

Happy Monday everyone!! I apologize for not posting last week but still hope everyone still worked on improving your plank times. The remaining two weeks in our challenge we are going to continue increasing how long we can hold our planks. So keep up the hard work and remember planks can help increase our upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. Doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture.

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. You can do any variation of a plank. Examples of different planks are plank to push position, plank on hands, side plank, reverse plank to name a few. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes (intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 3 (Beginners)

Monday: 55 seconds

Tuesday: 55 seconds

Wednesday: 60 seconds

Thursday: 60 seconds

Friday: 1 minute 5 seconds

Saturday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Sunday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Week 3 (Intermediate)

Monday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Tuesday: 1 minute 15 seconds

Wednesday: 1 minute 30 seconds

Thursday: 1 minute 45 seconds

Friday: 2 minutes

Saturday: 2 minutes

Sunday: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Week 3 (Expert)

Monday: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Tuesday: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Wednesday: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Thursday: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Friday: 3 minutes

Saturday: 3 minutes

Sunday: 3 minutes 15 minutes

*Remember*

I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Keep working hard through week 3!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge

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Hey everyone! Time for a new fitness challenge and this month we are going to do planks. These past few months we focused on our upper and lower body so now it is time to focus on our core some more. There are several benefits from doing planks which include increasing your upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. By doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture. I hope you all are ready because I know I am!!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes(intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 1 (Beginners)

Monday : 15 seconds

Tuesday: 20 seconds

Wednesday: 20 seconds

Thursday: 25 seconds

Friday: 25 seconds

Saturday: 30 seconds

Sunday: 30 seconds

Week 1 (Intermediate)

Monday: 30 seconds

Tuesday: 30 seconds

Wednesday: 35 seconds

Thursday: 35 seconds

Friday: 40 seconds

Saturday: 40 seconds

Sunday: 45 seconds

Week 1 (Expert)

Monday: 40 seconds

Tuesday: 45 seconds

Wednesday: 45 seconds

Thursday: 50 seconds

Friday: 50 seconds

Saturday: 60 seconds

Sunday: 60 seconds

*Remember*

 I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Good luck to everyone on starting the new challenge and I know you all will do great!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge Week 5

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Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to finish the last few days of our plank challenge. There are only four days remaining which means we all should be close to reaching our final goals of holding a plank for a total of three to five minutes. With all the hard work we put in this month don’t stop now. Continue to push through and finish strong!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes (intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 5 (Beginners)

Monday: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Tuesday: 2 minute 45 seconds

Wednesday: 3 minutes

Thursday: 3 minutes

Week 5 (Intermediate)

Monday: 3 minute 30 seconds

Tuesday: 3 minute 45 seconds

Wednesday: 4 minutes

Thursday: 4 minutes

Week 5 (Expert)

Monday: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Tuesday: 4 minutes 45 seconds

Wednesday: 4 minutes

Thursday: 4 minutes

*Remember*

I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, reverse plank, etc.

Finish working hard and remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge Week 4

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We are entering our fourth week of our plank challenge. We all should be increasing our plank time which is helping us to continue building our upper body and core strength. Also remember doing planks is helping us improve our flexibility and posture. So continue feeling the burn and working hard!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes (intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 4 (Beginners)

Monday: 1 minute 15 seconds

Tuesday: 1 minute 30 seconds

Wednesday: 1 minute 45 seconds

Thursday: 2 minutes

Friday: 2 minute 5 seconds

Saturday: 2 minute 10 seconds

Sunday: 2 minute 15 seconds

Week 4 (Intermediate)

Monday: 2 minute 15 seconds

Tuesday: 2 minute 30 seconds

Wednesday: 2 minute 45 seconds

Thursday: 3 minutes

Friday: 3 minutes 5 seconds

Saturday: 3 minutes 10 seconds

Sunday: 3 minutes 15 seconds

Week 4 (Expert)

Monday: 3 minutes 15 seconds

Tuesday: 3 minutes 30 seconds

Wednesday: 3 minutes 45 seconds

Thursday: 4 minutes

Friday: 4 minutes 5 seconds

Saturday: 4 minutes 10 seconds

Sunday: 4 minutes 15 minutes

*Remember*

I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

If you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge Week 3

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We are halfway through the plank challenge!! How is everyone feeling? Your core should be getting stronger and everyone should be improving their total plank time. So keep up the hard work and remember planks can help increase our upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. Doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture.

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes (intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 3 (Beginners)

Monday: 55 seconds

Tuesday: 55 seconds

Wednesday: 60 seconds

Thursday: 60 seconds

Friday: 1 minute 5 seconds

Saturday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Sunday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Week 3 (Intermediate)

Monday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Tuesday: 1 minute 15 seconds

Wednesday: 1 minute 30 seconds

Thursday: 1 minute 45 seconds

Friday: 2 minutes

Saturday: 2 minutes

Sunday: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Week 4 (Expert)

Monday: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Tuesday: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Wednesday: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Thursday: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Friday: 3 minutes

Saturday: 3 minutes

Sunday: 3 minutes 15 minutes

*Remember*

I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Keep working hard through week 3!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.

October Plank Challenge Week 2

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Today we are entering our second week of our October Plank Challenge. I hope everyone is off to a strong start and is ready to take it up a notch. We will continue increasing our upper body, core, and lower body strength along the front side of your body. Remember doing planks on a consistent basis you are also able to increase your flexibility and improve your posture. Let’s get started with week two!!

*Challenge Rules*

Throughout the month we will increase the duration we hold the plank for. The goal regardless of your fitness level is to continue increasing how long you can hold a plank. The goal is to be able to hold a plank for 3 minutes (beginners), 4 minutes (intermediate), and 5 minutes (advanced) by the end of the month. I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner.

Week 2 (Beginners)

Monday: 35 seconds

Tuesday: 35 seconds

Wednesday: 40 seconds

Thursday: 40 seconds

Friday: 45 seconds

Saturday: 45 seconds

Sunday: 50 seconds

Week 2 (Intermediate)

Monday: 45 seconds

Tuesday: 45 seconds

Wednesday: 50 seconds

Thursday: 50 seconds

Friday: 55 seconds

Saturday: 55 seconds

Sunday: 60 seconds

Week 2 (Expert)

Monday: 1 minute 10 seconds

Tuesday: 1 minute 15 seconds

Wednesday: 1 minute 15 seconds

Thursday: 1 minute 30 seconds

Friday: 1 minute 30 seconds

Saturday: 2 minutes

Sunday: 2 minutes

*Remember*

 I want everyone to try doing the planks on your toes but if necessary you can do them on your knees if your a beginner. Also for the advanced people feel free to do different variations of planks such as on your hands, side planks, etc.

Everyone keep working hard towards accomplishing your ideal plank time!! Remember if you need any encouragement feel free to leave me a post, leave a message on the LMC Fitness Facebook fan page, or email me at lmcfitness23@gmail.com.