For May, we are going to do two different exercises - every other day.
Odd Days: Abdominal Crunches. Start with 25 or so (less if even 25 is hard to do, or more if 25 is too easy). Each week, we'll add another 10 crunches for the challenge. I'll also throw in a few variations for those that want more of a challenge that will work the obliques also.
Even Days: Wall squats. Below is a little blurb I found on how to perform the wall squat properly. I would caution anyone that has a back or knee injury to not do this one, or make personal modifications if you'd like to try it. BUT, it's not worth injuring yourself, so if this just doesn't feel right to you or you don't want to do these, then skip this one and just continue working on abs each day (could alternate crunches and planks for some variation if you want).
If you choose to do the wall squats, start out this first week easy, which may be only doing 5 of these and holding the position for 5-10 seconds. We'll see how this first week goes for wall squats (I've never done them before, so not sure how my knees will fair with them either).
Thanks Tammy! This challenge is perfect for me for May.
I like this challenge!! I'm in!!
Great challenges. If you want to make the wall squats harder, put an exercise ball between your back and the wall. Same with the crunches - on an exercise ball or a BOSU.
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Thanks tamster, this will be great!
25 Abdominal Crunches done.
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Last night I did about 30 crunches and a couple wall squats to see how those felt.
This morning I did 30 crunches.
Awesome. What are my two weakest muscle groups? Legs and Abs. I'll be Superman by June 1st.
The tangents are moot.
50 crunches for me yesterday.
2 sets of wall sits @ 20 seconds--40 seconds total. As soon as my quads come back, I'll do more.
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25 full situps yesterday and one 60-second wall sit today.
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10 times 20' wall sits reporting...
oh my goodness! I am glad I logged on because I almost forgot to do wall squats! It was a long day with work and prelims . .
okay, I'll do 5 wall squats right now.
200m crhunches? wowow.
Just 50 for me.
50 bicycle crunches