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150 Crunches Challenge

150 Crunches Challenge

68 Competitors / 42 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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midstsec Pro logo accepted NAC's challenge to a battle!
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glamC logged a workout for 12/19/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 538 points:
  • Bodyweight Lunge  
    • 10 reps (+5 points)
    • 10 reps (+5 points)
    • 10 reps (+5 points)
  • Jump Rope  
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jogging with your friend is always the best, you only feel your quads after it's over!!

This workout is competing in 1 battle: Total Reps for the Incline Push-Up.

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midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 12/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 190,750 lbs, did 3.10 miles of cardio, burned 435 calories, and scored 14,336 points:
  • Leg Press  
    • 50 reps x 350 lbs (+1,791 points)
    • 50 reps x 350 lbs (+1,791 points)
    • 50 reps x 350 lbs (+1,791 points)
    • 50 reps x 350 lbs (+1,791 points)
  • Calf Press  
    • 100 reps x 350 lbs (+1,791 points)
    • 75 reps x 350 lbs (+1,354 points)
    • 90 reps x 350 lbs (+1,616 points)
    • 80 reps x 350 lbs (+1,441 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 50 reps (+170 points)
    • 50 reps (+170 points)
    • 50 reps (+170 points)
    • 50 reps (+170 points)

This workout is competing in 1 battle: Total Reps for the Push-Up.

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glamC wow, 50 reps of pushups in a row? I start to feel like im dying after 5!

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Oldgoat your dr. must take one look at you and say get out I'll see you five years..your profiles must be, excuse the pun, off the charts..the muscle endurance you have obtained through hard work is very very impressive.

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midstsec Thanks Oldgoat...I almost never go to the Dr. anymore but when I do he just smiles...He uses me as an example to other patients saying he was 391 lbs and now is 190lbs and in perfect health. Don't know what came over me last night, I was just going to do the Elliptical..lOL

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midstsec Thanks glamC ! My shoulders are a little sore today..LOL

Wayne79 logged a workout for 12/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 2,683 points:
  • Dynamic Stretching  
    • 00:07:00 (+77 points)
  • Bench Press  
    • 8 reps x 135 lbs (+123 points)
    • 8 reps x 135 lbs (+123 points)
    • 8 reps x 205 lbs (+187 points)
    • 8 reps x 205 lbs (+187 points)
    • 8 reps x 185 lbs (+169 points)
    • 8 reps x 185 lbs (+169 points)
  • Machine Chest Press  
    • 10 reps x 190 lbs (+116 points)
    • 10 reps x 190 lbs (+116 points)
    • 10 reps x 190 lbs (+116 points)
  • Chin-Up  
    • 12 reps (+72 points)
    • 12 reps (+72 points)
    • 12 reps (+72 points)
  • One-Arm Cable Tricep Extension  
    • 12 reps x 50 lbs (+35 points)
    • 12 reps x 50 lbs (+35 points)
    • 12 reps x 50 lbs (+35 points)
  • Tricep Dip Machine  
    • 12 reps x 210 lbs (+150 points)
    • 12 reps x 210 lbs (+150 points)
    • 12 reps x 210 lbs (+150 points)
  • Cable Upright Row  
    • 12 reps x 120 lbs (+85 points)
    • 12 reps x 120 lbs (+85 points)
    • 12 reps x 120 lbs (+85 points)
  • Cable Curl  
    • 10 reps x 120 lbs (+73 points)
    • 10 reps x 120 lbs (+73 points)
JohnnyZamora logged a workout for 12/17/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 3,850 points:
  • Squat  
    • 10 reps x 45 lbs (+45 points)
    • 5 reps x 135 lbs (+83 points)
    • 5 reps x 185 lbs (+114 points)
    • 5 reps x 225 lbs (+139 points)
    • 6 reps x 225 lbs (+161 points)
    • 5 reps x 225 lbs (+139 points)
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    • 3 reps x 275 lbs (+115 points)
    • 2 reps x 275 lbs (+87 points)
    • 3 reps x 275 lbs (+115 points)
    • 8 reps x 225 lbs (+206 points)
  • Sumo Deadlift  
    • 5 reps x 185 lbs (+114 points)
    • 5 reps x 225 lbs (+139 points)
    • 5 reps x 275 lbs (+170 points)
    • 5 reps x 275 lbs (+170 points)
    • 5 reps x 315 lbs (+194 points)
    • 3 reps x 335 lbs (+140 points)
    • 2 reps x 345 lbs (+109 points)
    • 1 reps x 355 lbs (+77 points)
  • Single-Leg Extension  
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+70 points)
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+70 points)
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+70 points)
  • Dumbbell Bench Press  
    • 10 reps x 70 lbs (+77 points)
    • 10 reps x 120 lbs (+133 points)
    • 10 reps x 140 lbs (+155 points)
    • 8 reps x 160 lbs (+146 points)
    • 12 reps x 70 lbs (+91 points)
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