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150 Crunches Challenge

150 Crunches Challenge

67 Competitors / 41 Champs / Expert
35 Points for Starting
300 Points for Completing

150 Crunches Challenge

Complete 150 crunches without stopping while incorporating flawless form. 

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150 Crunches Challenge Additional Information

Knowing how to complete difficult repetitive exercises is based around two vastly important tenets of repetition; proper form, and muscle memorization. Choosing to not adhere to these tenets can result in poor form leading to injury, and a misunderstanding of muscle memorization principles leading to an ever-increasing slope of difficulty. This difficulty can result in no amount of abdominal strength can smoothing it out.

Proper form when performing crunches will be based on the standard crunch, with feet flat on the floor. To fully isolate the abs, and to protect the neck during multiple repetitions, the hands must be held into fists, and placed beneath the chin. This simple step will prevent the neck from bending during the crunch, and will also prevent any assistance from the upper body.

Proper form doesn't end at your neck, however, and extends all the way to your toes. A brace or support for the feet should not be used while doing the 150 crunch challenge, as it allows for cheating when the upper hip flexion and hamstring muscles are brought in.

If all else should fail, pay attention to your body. A well-performed exercise should never cause tingling, or numbing sensations, and should lead to soreness in only relevant muscle groups.

No amount of form will assist you in completing 150 crunches back to back if you cannot understand and apply the principles of muscle memorization, however.

Few realize that the modern approach to exercise, and weight lifting specifically, of 'perform until failure', adapts incredibly poorly when a new repetition maximum or weight is approached as a goal. Increasing the amount of crunches one can perform requires that repetitions be stopped a few reps short of failure, and that proper muscle contraction occurs at peak performance.

Controlling muscle contraction by flexing as many muscles as possible when performing at peak level is a well kept secret for pushing past difficult to overcome plateaus. Otherwise, perform crunches in a controlled, relaxed manner, and never go until you can't continue. Failing to complete repetitions causes the body to grow accustomed to muscle failure, which can doom attempts to push past a repetition plateau.

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150 Crunches Challenge Recent Activity

theraptor Pro logo logged a workout for 09/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 12,825 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 119 calories, and scored 1,493 points:
  • Dumbbell Deadlift to Curl  
    • 10 reps x 20 lbs (+10 points)
    • 10 reps x 20 lbs (+10 points)
    • 10 reps x 20 lbs (+10 points)
    • 10 reps x 20 lbs (+10 points)
  • Military Press  
    • 10 reps x 40 lbs (+40 points)
    • 10 reps x 40 lbs (+40 points)
    • 10 reps x 40 lbs (+40 points)
    • 10 reps x 40 lbs (+40 points)
  • Deadlift  
    • 8 reps x 225 lbs (+206 points)
    • 7 reps x 225 lbs (+184 points)
    • 6 reps x 225 lbs (+161 points)
    • 6 reps x 225 lbs (+161 points)
    • 2 reps x 275 lbs (+87 points)
  • Seated V-Bar Cable Row  
    • 10 reps x 95 lbs (+105 points)
    • 10 reps x 95 lbs (+105 points)
    • 10 reps x 95 lbs (+105 points)
    • 10 reps x 95 lbs (+105 points)
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midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 09/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 351 calories, and scored 1,559 points:
  • Crunch  
    • 200 reps (+300 points)
    • 200 reps (+300 points)
    • 200 reps (+300 points)
  • Oblique Crunch  
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
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glamC wow, nice core work!

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dsingh Killer crunch work!

midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 09/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 11.60 miles of cardio, burned 433 calories, and scored 1,632 points:
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dsingh Great cardio work, John.

Vern101 logged a workout for 09/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 802 points:
  • Push-Up  
    • 3 reps (+9 points)
    • 4 reps (+12 points)
    • 3 reps (+9 points)
    • 2 reps (+6 points)
    • 4 reps (+12 points)
  • Sit-Up  
    • 13 reps (+13 points)
    • 13 reps (+13 points)
    • 11 reps (+11 points)
    • 12 reps (+12 points)
    • 15 reps (+15 points)
Vern101 logged a workout for 09/17/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 239 points:

This workout is competing in 2 battles: Total Reps for the Sit-Up and Total Reps for the Incline Push-Up.

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