What do you do when energy dips? We're all about taking a break for movement, and one of our favorites is a plank challenge. This time we upped our game a little. Instead of just going for a minute as we often do, we tried "Bring Sally up, bring Sally down," a challenge I learned from a trainer at the JCC.
Here's how it works:
- Be on stand by to get in standard plank position.
Blare Moby's song Flower:
- When the lyrics say "Bring Sally up," get in standard plank.
- When the lyrics say "Bring Sally down," move to forearm plank.
- Follow the command of the lyrics. Up, down, up, down – without resting or getting out of plank.
The song is more than three minutes long. We made it a contest to see who could last longest. To my surprise, 4 SmallBoxers were tough enough to make it the whole song for a 4-way tie. For the victorious few, all they got was this "major award" – a sticky note doodle to commemorate their bragging rights. Mo, Nick, Colin and Sam all made it for the whole song. No easy task!