September Plank Challenge

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It’s been one year since we started this challenge.


We can’t believe how many planks have been completed. We have had planks after races, on beaches on holidays, with rugby teams, in Disneyland, at Base Camp Everest, on the Great Wall of China, poolside, in playgrounds, in parks, by the fire, at the Taj Mahal, at hen parties, down along the cliffs of Moher and we may have done 1 or two in class along the way.


If we were to add up all those minutes we are one fit group!

So now to celebrate our 365 days of exercises we are starting again.


How it will work :

All we ask is for 1 minute of your day for this first week. As the weeks go on we will add in some optional extra minutes.

For week 1 , we are going to vary between front plank and side plank.


Feel free to adapt to whatever suits you.

It couldn’t be simpler – here is a 1 minute video which you can follow each day which times each movement along with showing correct technique.  1 minute video

We have lots of tips and video to show you how to do it.

How to do a front plank

How to do a side plank

** All beginners should start out on knees and not toes.

Starting is usually the hardest part, keeping it going is all about habit and we have a few star pupils who have managed to complete a plank a day for 365 days running, with some other exercises thrown in along the way too.

Be sure to join our Plank a Day Support Group on Facebook for daily reminders and tips for your plank.

Best of luck.

Make sure you have your doctors approval to start any new exercise routine. If you feel any pain when doing the exercise, please stop immediately. Correct form is important, so be sure to follow the tips and hints.

Before embarking on this or any other exercise programme you should consult with your doctor. By participating in the programme you acknowledge that ForgetTheGym or their agents cannot be held liable for any injuries or other problems that may occur as a result.



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