Last week’s Ed Tech Fitness challenge was to complete ten burpees per day. How did you do? I cracked and missed a day last week. I got back after it the next day though and finished the week on a high note with a fantastic workout on Saturday afternoon and a great morning of skiing with my two-year-old daughter.
This week’s challenge:
Let’s continue strengthening our cores this week by doing some planking! Planking is a core exercise that you can do just about anywhere and without any special equipment or clothing.
Try doing five repetitions of planking twice per day this week. You decide how long you need to hold a plank based on your current fitness. Some of us might only be able to hold a plank for 15 seconds before we need to take a break. Others of us might be able to hold a plank for a minute or more. Do what you can to the best of your ability without risking injury.
How to plank and variations on planking:
The classic plank is to support yourself on just your toes and forearms/elbows like this. You can modify the plank to fit your needs. One variation is to plank from your knees. Planking from your knees can reduce some of the stress on your lower back. Another variation is to do a side plank. Here’s a good overview of how to do a basic plank and here are some variations on planks.
Stickers and tee-shirts:
A couple dozen of you took me up on the offer for free stickers. If you asked for one and didn’t get it yet, it’s on the way as I put a handful of envelopes in the mail this morning. I have about twenty stickers left. If you want a sticker, just send me an email with your mailing address (U.S. only, sorry).
One person took me up on the tee-shirt offer so I have four more to give away. If you want one, complete this week’s challenge and post updates on the Ed Tech Fitness Flipgrid throughout the week.
Good Luck with This Week’s Challenge!
If you have suggestions for future challenges, please feel free to share them with me.
Have a great week!
As always, please consider your current fitness level before embarking on any of the Ed Tech Fitness challenges. I am not a medical professional. Consult your physician if you have any questions before beginning a new exercise or fitness regime.