We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
This is the printable version of our Bootcamp Day 7 Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Climbing a Rope Crunches
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Whether you're just starting an exercise program, or you've been at it for years, there is one thing on everyone's wish list: a toned stomach. Well-defined abdominal muscles are glorified as being sexy, healthy and youthful. You may have... Read more
We all know how important it is to prepare nutritious food for our children. But did you know it's equally as important that we teach our children how to prepare nutritious food for themselves?
Think about it.
When children grow into ad... Read more
Chocolate and moderation used in the same sentence? I know, it sounds crazy! But these calorie-controlled chocolate fixes will satisfy your cravings without putting a dent in your calorie budget. No longer do you need to resort to fat-laden, triple-c... Read more
I don't eat fast food. I don't drink soda. I love fruits and veggies. I sautee in olive oil spray. When I eat sweets I make sure they fit into my diet. I take two exercise classes each week, and do a fair amount of walking. In short, I'm a prett... Read more
Today was the first check-in after my Optifast program and the news was good. I've lost a total of 64 pounds since I started the program in April, but more importantly, I've lost 102.5 pounds since I started my weight loss journey with the Weight Ma... Read more
Let me just start by saying that I've had some sort of bug the past 2 weeks, and it's also getting close to my bed time. If I seem extra loopy, those are some contributing factors. ;)
I just found SparkPeople about 24 hours... Read more
Love the accountability of the trackers, both of the meals and fitness. I also like the community support here. I have tried to lose with some success but have not kept it off due to membership fees mainly during some trying times, so I am excited... Read more
This is day one for me and I am looking for support and encouragement as I begin a new healthy living lifestyle. I struggle with food and have suffered a couple of injuries that have slowed me down tremendously, but I am going fo... Read more
Crank out 100 crunches easily by doing what are called pyramid crunches. - First do 25 (pause)- Then 20 (pause)- Then 15 (pause)- Another 15 (pause)- Then 10 (pause)- Then 5 (pause)- Then 4, followed by 3, then 2, then 1Done! That's 100 crunches (ch... Read more
Every morning the first thing I do is push myself to do a minimum of 100 crunches. This helps me not to have a huge breakfast. Often I end up doing a ten minute routine in the process and wind up working out 2X's in one day - all with just starting w... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... Read more
Are you still doing crunches? While there is nothing inherently wrong with that classic abdominal move (I still do them from time to time myself), we now know more than ever about core training. And with this knowledge, you can graduate to a higher l... Read more
I never in my life thought I would be the kind of person to say, yeah, I did 100 crunches.
And I've now decided it will be some part of a semi-regular routine.
Yes, my abs hurt today. Like, really hurt. However, if I push hard enough (thro... Read more
It's crunch time--6 days and counting until I get on a plane to Israel.
I've been getting up and doing my stretches and 50 crunches most days. Today I ramped up to 100 crunches and just came back from a 4 mile walk. It took me an hour and 40 m... Read more
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