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150 Crunches Challenge

150 Crunches Challenge

67 Competitors / 40 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

JeffC Online Pro logo walked 9,805 steps on 2014-07-21
1 hour ago | Highfive 12 (0) High Five | Comment 12 (0) Comment | Facebook 12
midstsec Online Pro logo logged a workout for 07/22/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 242,900 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 462 calories, and scored 17,402 points:
  • Lat Pulldown  
    • 50 reps x 25 lbs (+63 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
  • V-Bar Lat Pulldown  
    • 50 reps x 50 lbs (+130 points)
    • 20 reps x 75 lbs (+83 points)
    • 20 reps x 75 lbs (+83 points)
    • 20 reps x 100 lbs (+111 points)
  • Overhead Dumbbell Tricep Extension  
    • 10 reps x 35 lbs (+18 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+20 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+20 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+20 points)
  • Seated Hammer Curl  
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+40 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+40 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+40 points)
    • 20 reps x 20 lbs (+40 points)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row  
    • 20 reps x 45 lbs (+90 points)
    • 20 reps x 45 lbs (+90 points)
    • 20 reps x 45 lbs (+90 points)
    • 20 reps x 45 lbs (+90 points)
  • Leg Extension  
    • 30 reps x 100 lbs (+161 points)
    • 30 reps x 110 lbs (+177 points)
    • 30 reps x 120 lbs (+193 points)
    • 30 reps x 150 lbs (+242 points)
  • Leg Press  
    • 60 reps x 350 lbs (+2,141 points)
    • 60 reps x 400 lbs (+2,447 points)
    • 50 reps x 450 lbs (+2,303 points)
    • 40 reps x 500 lbs (+2,059 points)
  • Calf Press  
    • 60 reps x 400 lbs (+1,247 points)
    • 100 reps x 400 lbs (+2,047 points)
    • 60 reps x 450 lbs (+1,403 points)
    • 70 reps x 450 lbs (+1,628 points)
3 hours ago | Content Log this Workout Pro logo | Highfive 12 (1) High Five | Comment 12 (3) Comment | Facebook 12
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Oldgoat I told you no slacking!! that's not even 250K lbs...oh wait that's one workout and not for the whole month...nevermind..great job as always Mid

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midstsec Thanks Oldgoat! Hope your rehab is going well!

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Rvanhoorn hahah nice one old goat! good to see you active

tyuw logged a workout for 07/22/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 697 points:

mornin blogilates workout

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MC24 Gotta love Blogilates!

ToMWP Online Pro logo logged a workout for 07/18/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 1,830 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 59 calories, and scored 347 points:
glamC logged a workout for 07/22/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 776 points:
  • Incline Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 21 reps (+31 points)
    • 15 reps (+15 points)
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 14 reps (+14 points)
  • Reverse Crunch  
    • 10 reps (+5 points)
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
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    • 10 reps (+30 points)
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  • Wall Sit  
    • 00:01:15 (+23 points)
    • 00:01:30 (+25 points)
    • 00:03:00 (+60 points)
    • 00:02:30 (+45 points)
    • 00:03:00 (+60 points)
    • 00:01:00 (+20 points)

Protein. Is my new fave snack.....

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

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NAC Nice job, That is some serious calisthenics! Props!

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NAC What is your favorite high protein snack?

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glamC tnx! And I like hard boiled eggs, pumpkin seeds, almonds or cheddar cheese (but not too much of this!), separately, or all at the same time, YUM!

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glamC oh, and I Looooooove low fat milk with flax cookies....delish!

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