Thursday, September 29, 2011
Will Work for Gummy Bears
So most of you know by now that I coach high school swimming. For the most part, my girls are incredibly self-motivated and extremely competitive. And I've found that if you throw in a little bag of gummy bears, they'll work even harder. Such was the case with the "6 Minute Plank Club." Have you ever done a plank? They're pretty tough. Go ahead, feel free to drop on down to the floor and hold a plank for 30 seconds. It's not easy. This summer, I put together a 6 minute continuous plank set and challenged my swimmers to get in the 6 Minute Club. It took some of them most of the summer, but eventually, every swimmer made it into the club. When I started at the high school this fall, I challenged my girls to get in the club, too. I am completely proud to say that each and every girl on my team, 31 in all, have made it into the 6 Minute Club. In fact, some of them made it on the first try. They are just that tough. I told the girls at the first practice that if they made it on the first day, I'd bring them a prize. Of course, in my wildest dreams I never thought anyone would be able to do it on the first try. Well, three girls did it. So they got gummy bears. You know what happens when 3 girls get gummy bears? Yup. Everyone else wants them too. : ) One-by--one, they each worked to get in the club and get their own bags of colorful, squishy bears.
I'm trying to decide if there's anything that I would do a 6 minute plank set for. I really can't come up with anything. : ) What about you?
Posted by Vicki at 3:06 PM