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Old 08-23-2019, 12:50 PM
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Anybody doing planks for extended intervals? I know that could be relative, but is anybody out there holding 10, 20, or 30 minute or more planks?
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Ok, apparently not.
I was just asking because I have been planking for about a year and have worked up to being able to hold a 5 minute plank. But I am just barely holding on at that length.
I know the world record is over 10 hours so I figure there must be some kind of physical breakthrough or mental barrier to overcome to get longer times.
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Unless you use drugs or hypnosis, my guess is that the
people who can do it for hours, have figured out a way
to make the muscles involved stronger by using other
methods. You could also try putting weights on your
back.
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I normally do 5. I haven't even tried to do 10.
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planks and dragon flags.
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I am a caregiver for a train wreck and wrangle him daily. I also pick up heavy things and stock them, for a living. Plenty of ab involvement on both.

And I do kettlebells.
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Years ago, fell asleep holding a plank and ended up with a bloody nose. No idea how long I had been there.

Learned my lesson, so now I just do pushups of various permutations, sit-ups, flutter kicks, body twists, etc., etc., etc.
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Years ago, fell asleep holding a plank and ended up with a bloody nose. No idea how long I had been there.

Learned my lesson, so now I just do pushups of various permutations, sit-ups, flutter kicks, body twists, etc., etc., etc.
That's impressive. I could never fall alseep holding a plank.
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