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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!

Why You Should Do More of The Exercises You Hate the Most.

All of us have certain exercises that we don’t like. For me, it’s doing squats. Take a minutes or two to think of your most dreaded exercises.

Why don’t you like them?

For most of us, it’s because we’re not naturally good at them. As someone that is trying to build the musculature of his legs, my lower half is definitely my weaker half. So, when I do squats, I struggle to keep the bar level and to maintain proper form. And I get frustrated when the gym-goers around me are able to use heavier resistance.

Let’s face it: We don’t like doing things that we’re not good at.

We don’t like those challenging exercises that make us struggle. But those exercises that make us struggle are precisely the exercises we need to do the most; they’re targeting areas in which we need improvement. And the only way that we can hope to improve is by doing more of it.

The bottom line: If you don’t like it, it’s usually a sign that you need to be doing more of it. Don’t give up, and don’t be tempted to skip over it. Stick with it, and as you become better at it, you’ll probably start to like it more, too. ๐Ÿ™‚