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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, February 10, 2014


i thought planking was for fun
heck the last year or two i planked all over my property
i was just having a good time doing it
as planking had became a fad

i planked my solar panels

my water tanks


my rock entryway

my big ole mesquite tree here at the country  n

my bale of pine straw i was about to use in my garden

i didnt know that this would become a way to get
to strengthen the core of muscles in you body
the body core

i was just having fun
but i did notice when i was planking for the photos
my wife she took too long some time
i realized how hard it was to hold the pose
i could feel the muscles that i was using to hold myself in place

guess these were good for my back
made it worse

so below is the pose for the 30 day plank challenge
i first thought it was planking like i did before
on different locations around the country n
this new challenge is to hold the pose for a set time
and gradually increase the time you hold it each day
so that  by 30 days you have held it for 5 minutes

heres the time schedule
good theres rest days

heres the pose i chose
poet and didnt know it

push up position for 20 seconds
how hard could that be right

well i just did it
am short of breath
arms hurt
toes hurt
so thats the core muscles

300 seconds seems like an awfully long time

maybe ill try the lay on your back position
seems like less work
the lounge chair on your back position
the watch football on tv position

im up to the challenge
in 5 days i get to rest some

are you up to the challenge

thanks to fb friend rn for introducing this to me

the organicgreen doctor