Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   SparkPeople Cafe
TOPIC:  

Can you do a reverse plank?



 
 
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
      Share
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


EMILYDOODLE
Posts: 1,678
8/16/12 2:57 P

yes, but it took me a long time to do. lol.



JENNILACEY
SparkPoints: (74,311)
Fitness Minutes: (61,915)
Posts: 2,489
8/16/12 8:36 A

Working on it. I'm almost able to reach a table top position. A bit low still.



KKKAREN
SparkPoints: (212,062)
Fitness Minutes: (87,276)
Posts: 11,598
8/16/12 8:31 A

I never tried one.



STEPHANIE138
Posts: 65
8/15/12 9:40 P

Yes I can. And I am going to start adding it to my routine. Thanks!



HHB4181
SparkPoints: (83,674)
Fitness Minutes: (38,001)
Posts: 3,203
8/15/12 8:56 P

not really, it really hurts my shoulders



FITWITHIN
SparkPoints: (272,795)
Fitness Minutes: (188,049)
Posts: 20,300
8/15/12 8:53 P

No, and I really never had a desire to do it. But, kudos to all that can do it. emoticon



TISTEN23
SparkPoints: (26,222)
Fitness Minutes: (25,260)
Posts: 1,237
8/15/12 1:30 P

Yes, but makes my wrists a lil sore...



07SOJO
Posts: 1,648
8/15/12 1:24 P

Tough one to do.



JOANIEBUG46
Posts: 4,212
8/15/12 1:08 P

Yes I can. Yoga is great for upper body strengthening!!



TEXANS1STLADY
SparkPoints: (3,445)
Fitness Minutes: (734)
Posts: 332
8/15/12 12:57 P

Neat!



TEXANS1STLADY
SparkPoints: (3,445)
Fitness Minutes: (734)
Posts: 332
8/15/12 12:57 P

Neat!



LOVE4KITTIES
Posts: 1,907
8/15/12 12:45 P

Well, I just tried it and I am surprised and pleased to say that I did it for all of 10 seconds! I couldn't hold it for long, but I am happy that I could even get into the position. I did hurt my wrist a little...and my shoulders definitely feel tired from even 10 seconds...


Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 8/15/2012 (12:47)


LOSTLIME
SparkPoints: (74,331)
Fitness Minutes: (21,430)
Posts: 19,221
8/15/12 12:45 P

no



JUSTKLH
Posts: 1,489
8/15/12 12:31 P

No, the position is very hard to get into. But I'm working on it :)



SPOORK
Posts: 1,193
8/15/12 10:53 A

Yes.



BEASTIE72
SparkPoints: (28,229)
Fitness Minutes: (33,460)
Posts: 960
8/15/12 10:19 A

yes



DIONNE1972
Posts: 1,040
8/15/12 10:05 A

NO, but I would like to



FIRECOM
SparkPoints: (107,673)
Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
Posts: 5,855
8/15/12 9:51 A

No



GLH1980
SparkPoints: (6,021)
Fitness Minutes: (3,951)
Posts: 278
8/15/12 9:48 A

Yes, I was able to do it. I don't have a lot of upper body strength, so I don't think I could hold it for very long.



OLIVIANIGHT
SparkPoints: (106,228)
Fitness Minutes: (76,480)
Posts: 8,352
8/15/12 9:37 A

I've not tried yet. It's in my strength training pile but it's never come up yet.



GUDDIGO
Posts: 1,081
8/5/12 11:11 A

Never tried it....how does it help?



PENNYPACKER3
SparkPoints: (16,912)
Fitness Minutes: (20,173)
Posts: 1,138
8/5/12 8:44 A

i don't know , never tried it.



IACTA_ALEA_EST
Posts: 2,362
8/5/12 8:43 A

yes



OBIESMOM2
SparkPoints: (61,388)
Fitness Minutes: (40,069)
Posts: 4,472
8/5/12 8:22 A

sure...just can't hold it for any length of time.

it's basically the same position used for tricep dips, only hands on the floor instead of elevated.

I'll add that one to my Pilates routine!



KKKAREN
SparkPoints: (212,062)
Fitness Minutes: (87,276)
Posts: 11,598
8/5/12 8:13 A

no, it hurts my wrists



1SHEYLA
Posts: 7,584
8/5/12 7:30 A

yes



MASE72
SparkPoints: (191,053)
Fitness Minutes: (147,171)
Posts: 8,375
8/5/12 7:14 A

yes



JANIEWWJD
SparkPoints: (220,327)
Fitness Minutes: (196,480)
Posts: 6,871
8/5/12 2:17 A

Yes, it's easy.



CHICCHANTAL
Posts: 2,126
8/5/12 1:43 A

Er, I think I can safely say no! It would be useful if SP offered exercises for fit people and separate exercises for the rest of us!



EOWYN2424
Posts: 5,721
8/5/12 1:29 A

I can do it but my shoulders will ache for ages afterward..........



RUBENB2003
Posts: 10,618
8/5/12 1:28 A

I think I can do it. I'll try tomorrow!



JULIA1154
Posts: 1,782
8/5/12 1:04 A

I have a feeling that getting into the starting position is going to be my problem, too, but I'm going to give it a try!

Thanks for posting it.

I love these little exercise demos and rather think we should get points for viewing them :)

Edited by: JULIA1154 at: 8/5/2012 (01:05)


JOYCECAIN
SparkPoints: (65,366)
Fitness Minutes: (46,564)
Posts: 2,833
8/5/12 12:24 A

hahahahahahahahahaha Now that I had a good laugh. No, I couldn't do it. I am 63 and terribly OUT OF SHAPE. I don't have the strength or the dexterity in arms and shoulders, to push myself up. But I did get a good laugh. Of course, post this in a year. Maybe I can manage it then, liftin my weights, but I doubt it.



KGWINDER
Posts: 1,366
8/5/12 12:11 A

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=142


So this cute little exercise, arrived as the daily exercise today. It looks so easy. I know from doing planks, that it would get harder the longer I held it.

The problem? I couldn't even get my body in the position!!! It really took some effort just to get the position right. So my answer is yes after some real effort. Hint, it really helps to tighten the core and think of pushing your hips to the ceiling.

Can you do it? No cheating by just looking at the picture. Can you do it?



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  



Share


 
Diet Resources: cross training exercises | cross training footwear | cross country training
x Lose 10 Pounds by October 31! Get a FREE Personalized Plan