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150 Crunches Challenge

150 Crunches Challenge

65 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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ToMWP Pro logo logged a workout for 04/15/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 282 lbs, did 4.41 miles of cardio, burned 469 calories, and scored 696 points:

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

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theraptor Pro logo logged a workout for 04/17/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 36 calories, and scored 469 points:
  • Push-Up  
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
  • Crunch  
    • 50 reps (+70 points)

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

Wayne79 logged a workout for 04/17/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 4,070 points:
  • Dynamic Stretching  
    • 00:05:00 (+55 points)
  • Barbell Hack Squat  
    • 12 reps x 165 lbs (+117 points)
    • 12 reps x 165 lbs (+117 points)
    • 12 reps x 165 lbs (+117 points)
  • Leg Press  
    • 12 reps x 300 lbs (+215 points)
    • 12 reps x 320 lbs (+229 points)
    • 12 reps x 330 lbs (+236 points)
  • Leg Extension  
    • 15 reps x 120 lbs (+103 points)
    • 15 reps x 120 lbs (+103 points)
    • 15 reps x 120 lbs (+103 points)
  • Seated Leg Curl  
    • 15 reps x 135 lbs (+117 points)
    • 15 reps x 135 lbs (+117 points)
  • Dumbbell Step-Up  
    • 12 reps x 30 lbs (+18 points)
    • 12 reps x 30 lbs (+18 points)
  • Calf Press  
    • 20 reps x 305 lbs (+340 points)
    • 20 reps x 305 lbs (+340 points)
    • 20 reps x 305 lbs (+340 points)
  • Kneeling Cable Crunch  
    • 12 reps x 170 lbs (+121 points)
    • 12 reps x 170 lbs (+121 points)
    • 12 reps x 170 lbs (+121 points)
  • Weighted Oblique Crunch  
    • 12 reps x 70 lbs (+91 points)
    • 12 reps x 70 lbs (+91 points)
    • 12 reps x 70 lbs (+91 points)
  • Standing Barbell Calf Raise  
    • 15 reps x 185 lbs (+160 points)
    • 15 reps x 185 lbs (+160 points)
    • 15 reps x 185 lbs (+160 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 31 reps (+103 points)

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

GMS3071 logged a workout for 04/17/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 4,295 points:
  • Reverse Crunch  
    • 50 reps (+45 points)
    • 50 reps (+45 points)
    • 50 reps (+45 points)
  • Dumbbell Side Lunge  
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+254 points)
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+254 points)
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+254 points)
  • Dumbbell Curl  
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+85 points)
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+85 points)
    • 24 reps x 35 lbs (+85 points)
  • Renegade Row  
    • 18 reps x 35 lbs (+32 points)
    • 18 reps x 35 lbs (+32 points)
    • 18 reps x 35 lbs (+32 points)
  • Burpee  
    • 9 reps (+27 points)
    • 9 reps (+27 points)
    • 9 reps (+27 points)
  • Goblet Lunge  
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+36 points)
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+36 points)
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+36 points)
  • Medicine Ball Russian Twist  
    • 35 reps x 35 lbs (+62 points)
    • 35 reps x 35 lbs (+62 points)
    • 35 reps x 35 lbs (+62 points)
  • Straight-Leg Deadlift to Row  
    • 22 reps x 71 lbs (+85 points)
    • 22 reps x 71 lbs (+85 points)
    • 22 reps x 71 lbs (+85 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)
    • 20 reps (+70 points)

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

midstsec Online Pro logo logged a workout for 04/16/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 7.02 miles of cardio, burned 1,088 calories, and scored 5,272 points:
  • Stationary Bicycling  
    • 7.02 mi - 00:30:00 (+987 points)

    Nice easy ride after dinner...Man the onions got me...LOL Avg Speed 14 mph - Max Speed 22.7 mph

  • Crunch  
    • 500 reps (+750 points)
    • 500 reps (+750 points)
    • 500 reps (+750 points)
  • Reverse Crunch  
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
  • Oblique Crunch  
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
    • 200 reps (+200 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 70 reps (+240 points)
    • 70 reps (+240 points)
    • 70 reps (+240 points)

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

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NAC Your a crazy man! Nice work out!

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midstsec LOL.... Thanks NAC

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Rvanhoorn so seriously...did the onions give you some "air"to go faster?

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