Today's New Activity: New, Improved Torture for the Abs
Yeah, so planking is pretty freaking hard. Here's one of hundreds of Youtube videos meant to guide you through the (un)pleasantries:
I was pleased to find I could manage short, 30-second sets for the time being, but it's certainly not enjoyable. Why does every exercise for the abs have to be so damned painful?!
Anyway, I don't think I'm going to become a fan of the exercise itself, but I've heard it can be better than crunches (not that I'm doing those). What I do like about it is that you can do it anywhere (and everywhere! Why not?! Weeeeeeeee!) and that it's a timed thing rather than a reps thing. I can't go anywhere during those 30 seconds to escape. I can't pause the exercise and drag it out. Best to just get it over with.
Thanks Renee, for the inadvertent trainer session. Here's hoping the remainder of my Mama belly will be see improvement as a result :)