Last month we completed our 10,000 step walking challenge, which was a great success for so many of our members. It helped create the habit of moving throughout the day and not just days at the gym. We found that so many members were much more compliant with the challenge knowing that we weren’t doing it alone and with that in mind, we are looking to do another challenge for the month of September.
With it being going back to school, we decided to go back to basics with one of the most fundamental movements in fitness, the plank. The plank is a movement (or more actually a position or shape) that forces us to engaged and stable through the middle of our body. The challenge will work as follows, each day you will look to get a certain amount of time in a plank position. For example, in week one you are going to look to get 90 seconds of work in the plank position daily. Moving into week two, we move that number up by another 30 seconds for 2 minutes. Holding this position does not have to be in a row, as you can break it up into multiple sets but we think over time you will find that you will be much stronger in these positions.
We will be releasing educational videos throughout the month showing different variations of the plank as well as ways to really tighten up your technique.
You can do this extra work at home but we hope that many of you will work together before and after class. Planks make time slow down but they seem to happen faster when others are involved.
We aren’t going to do an official sign-up for this challenge, rather we are hoping you can all just support each other before and after classes as well as virtually. Just a heads up, the Cove will be hosting the CrossFit Level I seminar on September 2nd and 3rd. We will not have classes on this date, although the gym is available for use after 6 PM via the Cove Kastle app.
This is a huge honor for the Cove and has been an invaluable resource to the gym and our coaching staff.