Yesterday I did my first two-minute plank! Sure, I was in pain. Sure, I was gasping for air. Sure, I was suffering. But did I shake? Yes.
But did I reset my planking position? Frequently.
But did my knees touch the ground?
There ya go. I consider myself to have achieved the 2-minute plank, all questions asked.
Is planking difficult? Well, let me put it this way: planking is like that one kid in class who asks the teacher one last question: “Wait, don’t we have homework?” Immediately, you want to “do away” with planking. Why? Because it assaults you with disappointment, violently angry thoughts, and a life doomed to constant homework: “feel sore.”
Maybe I exaggerate. I dunno. You go get assaulted by planking and tell me how you feel during the experience.
Maybe planking is one of the reasons I’ve rolled off the plateau of 185-187 pounds. Now I’m free to explore my new plateau: 182-183 pounds.