Well, here it is folks! The dreaded but oh so good for you 100+ Crunches MC!
Even prior to the first time we did this MC, I have been working on my abs. I include crunches in my work out at the gym 3x each week but this MC will help me (us) focus on them this week exclusively. Aren't we LUCKY?!?
Did you know that refined sugar goes and salt may be the biggest contributors to a bloated abdominal area AND did you know that stress is a factor in belly fat? Read this article and find out more:
Read on! The MC for this week is to focus on our abdominal area by EITHER:
1) completing at least 100 Abdominal crunches, of any type you desire, for 4 of the 7 days this MC is in effect, for a total of 400 crunches in a week, 6 out of 7 for the Golden Crown Award!
2) declaring a goal of how many crunches you wish to accomplish in the week and then posting your progress, like this:
By Monday, I declare 500 total crunches for the week: 500/0
On Tuesday I do 120, so I would post: 500/120
On Wednesday I do 50, so I would post: 500/170
and so on. You choose which way you'd like to handle the challenge by declaring which method of MC on Monday, the day it starts. All that I ask is that if you choose #2, that you think about what will challenge you as far as number. If 200, or even 300 is a challenge for you, then post that, but if you are already whipping out 300 each week with no problem, push yourself; challenge yourself, REACH! Surpass your posted number for the Golden Crown Award! emoticon
Some folks have a hard time with this MC because of neck or back problems. For those folks, do it this way: lay on the floor and lift both legs at a time off the floor as far as you can and hold it. You can do this for #2 of the Challenge and plan for yourself what is comfortable.You may also try a standing leg lift crunch, either holding or not holding a weight.
Also, it also wouldn't hurt to increase your water, decrease your refined sugar and de-stress, but hey, one step and one MC at a time, right? :)
As always, post your progress in this Forum. :)
If you choose, you can combine any other of the tips from the articles, but they are not required for this weeks MC.
Here is an SP article with a few suggestions for different kinds of crunches: tinyurl.com/2fqpum
Here, also, is Coach Nicole's Ab Video that you can do, if you choose: tinyurl.com/3cz6je
Don't forget to get your 3 points, too, for reading it.
Hugs ya'll and let's whip those abs into shape!
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