The Ultimate Plank Challenge.

This seems to be the week of challenges. Yesterday, on my personal blog, I invited readers to simplify their lives through the transformational 100 Thing Challenge. Today’s challenge is much more physical – and, dare I say, far more difficult.

The Ultimate Plank Challenge has been going around YouTube and the Internet. In it, one must assume a lowered push-up position…. and hold it… and hold it. You get the idea. The longest that I have seen is three minutes and eleven seconds. I recorded myself participating in the challenge on my Davey Wavey Fitness YouTube channel. For the record, I made it to one minute and thirty-seven seconds.

Record a video response of you participating in the challenge. And, if you beat my time, you’ll be automatically entered into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Lululemon. Give it a try!

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  1. i think u should show a naked butt shot =)

  2. Hmmmm… that is a different method of “plank” than I’m familiar with which usually involves being on your forearms on the floor and not in a pushup position. I guess it depends what you are going for.

    • christopher says:

      thats exactly what i was thinking.didnt know that other planking positions.ive seen two guys at my gym do planking-again-just as you described.

    • The bent elbows is what makes it “ultimate” – the standard plank is much easier!

  3. Heyy Davey…. love watching you do anything… but i thought the proper way to do the Plank is to be on your elbows and hold the body flat. The way you did it was more about your chest, shoulder, arms struggle, rather than your plank muscles… back and abs???? Am I wrong???

  4. Hey Davey. Is it too late to send my submission? What is deadline? And how do I submit the video to you?