Ready. Set. Plank!


Sunway Iskandar Virtual Challenge invites you to challenge your personal best.

Physical exercise in a group setting might not be a thing of the past yet.

The tight restriction on mass gathering during this turbulent period of the Covid-19 pandemic may have curtailed group exercise, but we can still work out together via the Internet.

The Sunway Iskandar Virtual Challenge invites you to be mentally and physically ready for a gruelling trial that puts you through the toughest core exercise – the plank!

Sunway Iskandar is kicking off its first fitness and lifestyle virtual event with a nostalgic exercise in which we hold ourselves in a pushup position on the forearms with bent elbows, or on our palms with our elbows straight – all while ensuring a straight line from your head and neck to your feet.

Sunway Iskandar Push Bike Fun Race in conjunction with World Environment Day.

Sunway Iskandar Push Bike Fun Race in conjunction with World Environment Day.Sunway Iskandar Push Bike Fun Race in conjunction with World Environment Day.

Prior to the pandemic, Sunway had organised exercise events for a cause and to promote wholesome healthy living.

Exercise events such as the Sunway Iskandar Push Bike Fun Race to raise the awareness for World Environment Day had been organised regularly by Sunway Iskandar to foster the relationship between their communities in its township, before going virtual this time.

The Run For Rare event by the Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA) in partnership with Sunway Group, was to spread awareness of rare diseases.

Sunway The Good Run by Sunway Property and Sunway Medical Centre, in collaboration with the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), where proceeds were channelled towards cancer-focused organisations.

In line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Sunway had been engendering and promoting a healthy lifestyle towards improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

Take the plank challenge with friends or fly solo and test your core strength.

Take the plank challenge with friends or fly solo and test your core strength. Take the plank challenge with friends or fly solo and test your core strength.

Plank solo or with friends

If you are a lone wolf, hold a plank for as long as you possibly can to stand a chance to win RM1,000 cash and a medal.

If you run in a pack, assemble a team of 10 and face this challenge together.

Similar to the rules that apply to individual participants, the group with the longest accumulated duration of the plank by all 10 members will win a cash prize and a trophy.

Each participant will also receive an e-certificate and a challenger T-shirt.

The best part is, you can take on this challenge at home and at your convenience, too.

All you have to do is film yourself planking for as long as you can.

Once done, upload your video using the same link where you registered. Remember to ensure your whole body can be seen clearly in the video submission.

Organised by I Impact and brought to you by Sunway Iskandar, this challenge will run from now until Nov 30.

Registration is ongoing and it is not too late to take up the challenge. Once you have registered, you can immediately start planking.

Why plank?

Your core is made up of several muscle groups that cover your abdominals, back, hips, pelvis, and buttocks.

It is important to maintain core strength as a weak one can cause all sorts of problems such as poor posture which inevitably leads to back, neck and shoulder pain.

In addition, sore knees and hips often can be traced to a weak core. Over time, having a weak core could cause muscle strains and eventually, lingering pain.

That is why the best way to strengthen these core muscles is by planking.

This isometric exercise strengthens your core and makes for a gruelling but fun challenge.

Also, if you would like to be part of history, this challenge aims to be in the Malaysia Book of Records for The Most Number of People Doing a Virtual Plank.

So of course, the more the merrier!

The Guinness World Record for holding a plank currently stands at eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, set by US marine veteran George Hood in 2020.

This would be the platform to test yourself, better still to break the record!

For more information and to register to visit https://checkpointspot.asia/event/sivc202.

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