9 week plank, squat, crunches challenge

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  1. Trying hard 2014

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    Helloooo!

    Myself, Scotminx and CrazyLadyA have weddings on or around 16th April. Scot and Crazy are walking up the aisle. I'm doing a reading at my bestie's wedding. So we decided to try to tone up a little bit. Here's the rules...

    Look at the photos. Check ur technique and posture correct. Check out videos on YouTube if u are still unclear.

    1. Plank every day, hold as long as possible and post ur time. Don't worry if its 3 secs. I have a weak back and can't hold long but I'm hoping to build it up.

    2. Do the squat challenge. Carrie has kindly provided us with a 30 day challenge to get us started. You can put a fit ball behind ur back and against a wall, if u need extra support. The photo depicts a barbell. We won't be using one if them! Just put ur arms out in front of you.

    3 Do 3 set of crunches. 10 repetitions each set of regular crunches and 3 sets of 10 reps of any other type of crunch. You can do both regular crunches if ur struggling!

    4. Post daily what you have done. encourage fellow challengees :)

    Do it all, do some bits that suit you, do bits of bits. Just try and do something. Everyone welcome, and I mean everyone. Fit or not!

    Good luck! X

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    For the bits that have been trimmed off on squat challenge...

    Today 50, under that us 75, then 110 under that then 180. Ouch! X

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    Day 1 done;


    1 plank 31 seconds, wobbled like mad
    50 squats (felt burn at 33!)
    3 x10 regular crunches, 3x10 bicycle crunches

    Off to gym now... Have a good day :) x

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    I will join you.

    Day 1

    Plank 41.8

    Squats 28 & my knee gave in(always had a problem with squats/squat thrusts) think I will do press ups instead.

    3 * 10 normal, 3 * 10 bicycle.



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    And now you're off to the gym - you are one dedicated lady!!!

    Not sure I'd keep up with it all....I have squats in my gym routine (with weights) so will opt out there but I don't have an abs plan, so I'm gonna give it a go!! Daily???!!!!
     
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    Oh I'm so going to pass on this challenge - good luck all!
     
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    lynneonextante Lynne will be thin!

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    Yes daily :) just do what you can! X

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    Thanx Katie! X

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    Well done Chris!

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    Thanks for setting this up TH! I'm totally in :D Will be back with my day 1 results tonight. Well done to those who have day 1 under their belt already - woohoo!

    Was just wondering how many days this would run for over the 9 weeks... Total = 81. So today will be 1/81. Wowser!
     
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    Yup SM. 81 days. We'll need to change it around a bit and mix it up because we'll get good at the exercises. Well, that's the theory! X

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    Are those squats all at the same time or spread out through out the day!!
     
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    It's up to u Susie. I reckon as long as you do them! Better than doing nowt :) x

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    Well wonders will never cease, I did it. Must be fitter than I thought. I'm a bit worried of my discs slipping while doing the crunches so need to be careful. I have a special board that supports the back so will get that out of the garage & put it in my bedroom.

    Day 1

    Plank 35 seconds - don't know how!!

    Squats 50

    3 x 10 normal, 3 x 10 crunch twist - much kinder on the lower back

    After all that I bet my plank will last all of 9 seconds tomorrow
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow well done Susie! That's a really good day 1 plank time :D xx
     
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    Well done Susie! X

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    Day 1/65 plank, etc challenge done.

    Plank - 42 seconds, was shaking all over.
    50 squats - not too bad...
    1 x 10 regular crunches, and 1 x 10 bicycle crunches.

    I have zero core strength. I need to work on that. Doing the plank first just wiped me for the crunches. That's ok though - can only get stronger!

    Screenshot_2014-02-09-21-11-20.png Plank time day 1

    Also managed a 20 minute beginner yoga sequence - not bad with a hangover! :p
     
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    Day 1/65 done

    Plank 32 seconds
    50 squats
    2 x 30 regular crunches
     
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    Well done Lynne :) x

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