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Del Lago Acadamy Students Push “Plank” as Exercise Option to State Fitness Test

Del Lago Acadamy Students Push “Plank” as Exercise Option to State Fitness Test

Five students at Escondido’s Del Lago Academy are hoping to create a new option for other students who might struggle to complete the state’s physical fitness test.

More specifically, they’d like to offer them a plank.

Freshmen Marcella Kuc, Maxwell Lee, Karina Perez, Nick Preston and Karen Tahuite are working with teacher Karin Helenschmidt to add the plank — which might be described as an arrested pushup, balanced on the forearms — to the state’s annual Physical Fitness Test.

Read the story online at San Diego Tribune