Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pandemic Pastimes: Doing a Rubiks Cube while in Plank

 New Topic: Pandemic Pastimes.

Finding meaningful challenges
Thinking inside the box.

Here's a video showing how much I have to refine my technique and endurance.



My pandemic pastime is to learn to solve a rubrik cube while in plank. I’ve worked for two weeks reading and watching YouTube. My nephew pointed out some basics to me but I kept running into roadblocks.

I finally hired an online instructor (Tania: she’s amazingly patient and useful. Highly recommended. Comment for her contact info) and I can now solve the cube. Not every time but I have done it now twice myself. M

My initial times for solving: 24 minutes!
My longest time in plank position: 72 seconds.

By late spring:
Time for solving rubiks cube:    Around 3 minutes Time for staying in plank:         Around 65 seconds

Problem: my rubik time is not moving down any more and my plank time is actually going the wrong way.

Next steps: work harder at staying in plank and accelerate my solution time?
Pick another goal since there's no way that I can make these two numbers meet....

More Fun?
Watch me as a yoga model! (I'm the awkward guy in the background. The flexible elegant lady up front is Pam Butler, our yoga instructor).
Yoga Pam Butler at Auberge Ft Lauderdale
Yoga Pam Butler

For those that are tracking, here's my status on rubiks cube March 2022.

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