Winnacunnet HS Student Athletes Compete in 2nd Annual
Rye Physical Therapy ‘PLANK TIL YOU TANK’ Challenge
Kicking off the Columbus holiday weekend, on Friday, October 5th, Rye Physical Therapy’s exciting ‘Plank Til You Tank’ challenge was held for the second time at Winnacunnet High School. The WHS winter sports teams showed off their endurance skills with one of the most challenging core stability exercises known as ‘Planking’.
Rye Physical Therapy hosted ‘Plank Til You Tank’ as not only a way of supporting local youth, but also educating the benefits of Planking. The Plank is one of the most effective total body moves that strengthens your core, legs, and upper body. Plank can even help prevent injury! Risk factors of low back are thought to begin in school aged children and therefore research suggests it is “desirable for children and adolescents to perform moderate-to-high intensity dynamic core exercises during physical education warm-up to improve trunk and core muscular endurance.” Core stability exercises have been found to be more effective than general exercise in the prevention of low back pain.
Winnacunnet winter sports teams competed against each other to win $500 for their Team! The team that averaged the longest plank took the prize! Congratulations go to the WHS Boys X-Country Team and Girls Varsity Soccer Team who were each awarded $500!
WATCH THE PLANK TIL YOU TANK VIDEO!
The overall winners received a gift certificate for two professional full-body stretch sessions from REZILIENT in Portsmouth, NH.
Rye Physical Therapy was thrilled with the turnout and the friendly, competitive spirit shown by all participants and congratulates all the winners!
WHS Boys X-Country Team members Rath Chea and Matt Lambery were awarded $500 for their team at Rye Physical Therapy’s PLANK TIL YOU TANK CHALLENGE.
WHS Girls Varsity Soccer Team member Mills Waddell and Keelyn McNamara won $500 for their team! Dr. Jess Leiberman from Hampton PT (center) awards the check to the girls.
Winning Overall Plankers; Katie Lennox and Rath Chea each were awarded 2 professional, total-body stretches from REZILIENT in Portsmouth, NH! Awarded by Rye Physical Therapy owner, Kate Serodio.