Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Side Planks

I felt a whole lot better this morning and decided to head to the gym.  Boot camp was killer, but I needed it.  Let's just say this weekend was not the best for me food-wise, and I paid for it on the scale.  I will have to work extra hard this week and be extra strict on my food choices. 

Today in boot camp, we did planks and side planks.  Side planks are not easy for me, and I am normally not able to do them or hold them very long.  Today, I was able to do all the sets the whole time.  One of the guys in my class noticed as well and told me "good job" afterwards.  It is those small things that make this great.  We will not mention that I ran into the bathroom not long after and puked...  but I came back and finished boot camp!


Side Plank

Let's finish this week out strong!  I have a 5K this weekend!  It's going to be great!

5 comments:

Lindsey Rahn said...

But you just mentioned it...

wam said...

I struggle with side planks as well. The worst are the ones where you're supposed to lift the "top" leg up (almost as if you're doing a jumping jacks, minus the whole jumping and arm movement) while still holding the standard side plank position with your torso and bottom leg. Those are killer. Mad props to you for sticking with your bootcamp workout even after the stomach purge!

Ahkiona said...

Way to go Chris! Sorry you barfed afterwards. But look on the bright side - it was calories out!

C. Crosby said...

wam.. Yes... Those are killer!

Perpetual Beginner said...

Apparently I'm weird with planks and side-planks. I love side planks, and do them all the time, even the lifted leg version (we call them shooting stars in my karate class). OTOH, I can barely do a standard plank for 10-15 seconds. The middle of my back always feels like it's going to cave in!

Good luck with the race!