Thanks so much Coach Jen. You answered my question and now I can fill in the space in my Weight goal chart. I don't have any way to do the Step Ups tho'. I think you have to go to a gym to get that checked out.
I am grateful to Archimedes and my other first responder, ML, as well. I wasn't trying to just flatten my stomach, but to test myself in one area. I'm an old lady but I can hold a 3+ minute plank, but haven't tested myself in that area recently. I continue to do the videos that come with challenges such as 28 day Boot camp, or January Jumpstart, so they keep me pretty well balanced. I do a little work with dumbbells, but haven't gone beyond my 8 pounders since I've been south. And I try faithfully to follow any directions on how to protect my back during the exercises as I had to have back surgery for a herniated disk in 2008. I was told then I would probably need another operation once I'd survived five years but am going into 6 years as of this month. I give full credit for the strength developed in my back to the people and programs that have taught me how to exercise and lift without creating problems.
I don't do pilates, but have been attending a yoga group 1 to 3 times a week, and they occasionally do pilates-type exercises. Also Coach Nicole had a short pilates video that I did in the Jumpstart challenge. We do plank and side plank in yoga.
The pushups were the other goal that was in the Weight goal chart. I can do 10 to 15 sissy-style pushups with my knees on the floor, but I want to be able to do 5 REAL pushups with full plank, so I've been practicing that. I've finally been able to do 5 if I take myself down to about 12 to 15 inches from the floor, but will continue to practice this, hoping to bring my plank down to within a few inches of the floor.
PS Did 30 of them (crunches) and stopped. Think I could have done more.
Edited by: PEANUT-M-MS at: 2/20/2014 (20:44)
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