Feats of Strength: Diamond Results and Rope Jumping
Posted Jan 29 2012 5:55pm
Last week, my 5-minute plank was bested by Lindsay from Lindsay’s List, who beat me with a solid 6-minute plank.
This week, because she couldn’t send me a video last week, she sent me this plank — 6:20!
Normally, her effort would have inspired me to make another plank attempt. I am usually driven by competition, and my 5-minute plank wasn’t so awful that I couldn’t have held that sucker longer.
But no. I’m too beat this week for another plank.
Besides, I had diamond push ups to do!
SO… DIAMOND PUSH UPS ARE HARD.
Hard as hell.
As I mentioned in the rules last week, I allowed modifications this week, such as hands further apart than a strict diamond, feet further apart, etc. In addition, even with proper form, not everyone can get his or her chest to the ground for these.
Like me. I went for no modifications — feet close together, hands in proper diamond, etc.
But my chest ain’t nowhere near the ground on these.
I did, however, attempt these 4 times — once at the gym and 3 times at home. I couldn’t get more than 20 reps in any attempt!
This was my final attempt:
Some of the girls from boot camp, plus one of their friends, are challenging one another to weekly contests for each Feat of Strength! I love this idea! This week, they did modified diamond push ups:
Lindsay from Lindsay’s List did this one, too! She did 17 diamonds! Lindsay is a fellow Fitfluential blogger, and she does a great Tuesday Trainer series — check her out!
Bonnie from Bonnie Lang Fitness, another Fitfluential blogger AND a first time Feats of Strength participant, did hers, too — 31 of them!
Danielle from Bubba Love racked up 20 diamond push ups!