Last night was my first session with Tim the Trainer, which involved Tim coming over and kicking my ass. Part of this kicking my ass involved something called "The Plank."
The plank involved getting in the man push up position, keeping your back really straight and holding it for 10 seconds.
The plank is worse than it sounds.
Get down on the floor and try it right now, people. Then add it to your "circuit" and do it 3 times.
Emerging from my car this morning awakened new parts of my ass, and immediately, my co-workers inquired, "How was Tim the Trainer?!?"
"You guys, have you heard of the plank?"
"Oh my god, the plank!" Amanda's sister sighed.
"Wait, what's the plank?"
"Oh, let me show you." I announced, all proud of myself for knowing what a fucking plank was.
1-2 seconds into the plank in the middle of my office floor, I think I may have lost consciousness. What I now understand to be my lower abs are...um...what's the word I'm looking for...screwed.
It's also harder to do when you don't have Tim sitting on the floor with you counting backwards and slamming the mat when your shaking body is allowed to collapse.
I will keep you apprised of my progress. I hope to get to 12 seconds by 2013...