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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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150 Crunches Challenge Recent Activity

GMS3071 Online logged a workout for 05/24/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 3,344 points:
  • Bench Press  
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+203 points)
    • 10 reps x 176 lbs (+197 points)
    • 8 reps x 198 lbs (+181 points)
    • 8 reps x 198 lbs (+181 points)
    • 5 reps x 220 lbs (+136 points)
  • Bent-Over Row  
    • 10 reps x 110 lbs (+123 points)
    • 10 reps x 110 lbs (+123 points)
    • 10 reps x 110 lbs (+123 points)
    • 10 reps x 110 lbs (+123 points)
  • Zercher Squat  
    • 10 reps x 110 lbs (+123 points)
    • 8 reps x 110 lbs (+101 points)
    • 8 reps x 110 lbs (+101 points)
    • 6 reps x 110 lbs (+79 points)
  • Kneeling Lat Pulldown  
    • 12 reps x 132 lbs (+94 points)
    • 12 reps x 143 lbs (+102 points)
    • 10 reps x 154 lbs (+95 points)
    • 12 reps x 143 lbs (+102 points)
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press  
    • 15 reps x 53 lbs (+85 points)
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
    • 10 reps x 62 lbs (+68 points)
    • 10 reps x 66 lbs (+73 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
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  • Pull-Up  
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
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GMS3071 Online logged a workout for 05/20/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 1,900 points:
  • Upright Row  
    • 15 reps x 88 lbs (+142 points)
    • 12 reps x 88 lbs (+115 points)
    • 10 reps x 88 lbs (+98 points)
    • 10 reps x 88 lbs (+98 points)
    • 10 reps x 88 lbs (+98 points)
  • Top-Half Dumbbell Curl  
    • 15 reps x 18 lbs (+14 points)
    • 12 reps x 18 lbs (+11 points)
    • 10 reps x 18 lbs (+9 points)
    • 10 reps x 18 lbs (+9 points)
    • 10 reps x 18 lbs (+9 points)
  • Dumbbell Curl and Twist  
    • 15 reps x 18 lbs (+14 points)
    • 15 reps x 18 lbs (+14 points)
    • 12 reps x 18 lbs (+11 points)
    • 12 reps x 18 lbs (+11 points)
    • 10 reps x 18 lbs (+9 points)
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  • Seated Dumbbell Military Press  
    • 12 reps x 53 lbs (+69 points)
    • 12 reps x 53 lbs (+69 points)
    • 12 reps x 53 lbs (+69 points)
    • 12 reps x 53 lbs (+69 points)
  • Barbell Curl  
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
GMS3071 Online logged a workout for 05/21/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 4,335 points:
  • Bench Press  
    • 20 reps x 154 lbs (+326 points)
    • 15 reps x 154 lbs (+249 points)
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+203 points)
    • 10 reps x 154 lbs (+172 points)
    • 5 reps x 154 lbs (+95 points)
    • 8 reps x 154 lbs (+141 points)
    • 16 reps x 154 lbs (+264 points)
  • Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown  
    • 20 reps x 154 lbs (+172 points)
    • 15 reps x 154 lbs (+133 points)
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+110 points)
    • 10 reps x 154 lbs (+95 points)
    • 5 reps x 154 lbs (+56 points)
    • 8 reps x 154 lbs (+79 points)
    • 16 reps x 154 lbs (+141 points)
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press  
    • 13 reps x 57 lbs (+80 points)
    • 13 reps x 57 lbs (+80 points)
    • 13 reps x 57 lbs (+80 points)
    • 13 reps x 57 lbs (+80 points)
  • One-Arm Dumbbell Row  
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
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  • Seated V-Bar Cable Row  
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
  • Machine Chest Press  
    • 10 reps x 187 lbs (+115 points)
    • 10 reps x 187 lbs (+115 points)
    • 10 reps x 187 lbs (+115 points)
    • 10 reps x 187 lbs (+115 points)
GMS3071 Online logged a workout for 05/22/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 2,501 points:
  • Seated Dumbbell Military Press  
    • 20 reps x 53 lbs (+111 points)
    • 15 reps x 53 lbs (+85 points)
    • 12 reps x 53 lbs (+69 points)
    • 10 reps x 53 lbs (+58 points)
    • 5 reps x 53 lbs (+32 points)
    • 8 reps x 53 lbs (+48 points)
    • 16 reps x 53 lbs (+90 points)
  • Seated Dumbbell Curl  
    • 20 reps x 35 lbs (+71 points)
    • 15 reps x 35 lbs (+53 points)
    • 12 reps x 35 lbs (+43 points)
    • 10 reps x 35 lbs (+36 points)
    • 5 reps x 35 lbs (+18 points)
    • 8 reps x 35 lbs (+29 points)
    • 16 reps x 35 lbs (+57 points)
  • Plate Front Raise  
    • 12 reps x 44 lbs (+53 points)
    • 12 reps x 44 lbs (+53 points)
    • 12 reps x 44 lbs (+53 points)
    • 12 reps x 44 lbs (+53 points)
  • Barbell Curl  
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
    • 12 reps x 71 lbs (+92 points)
  • Lateral Raise  
    • 12 reps x 22 lbs (+27 points)
    • 12 reps x 22 lbs (+27 points)
    • 12 reps x 22 lbs (+27 points)
    • 12 reps x 22 lbs (+27 points)
  • Hammer Curl  
    • 12 reps x 26 lbs (+32 points)
    • 12 reps x 26 lbs (+32 points)
    • 12 reps x 26 lbs (+32 points)
    • 12 reps x 26 lbs (+32 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
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  • Pull-Up  
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
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GMS3071 Online logged a workout for 05/23/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 3,282 points:
  • Dumbbell Fly  
    • 15 reps x 57 lbs (+91 points)
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
  • Dumbbell Bent-Over Row  
    • 15 reps x 57 lbs (+91 points)
    • 12 reps x 57 lbs (+74 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
    • 10 reps x 57 lbs (+63 points)
  • Close-Grip Bench Press  
    • 12 reps x 121 lbs (+159 points)
    • 12 reps x 121 lbs (+159 points)
    • 12 reps x 121 lbs (+159 points)
    • 10 reps x 121 lbs (+135 points)
  • Close-Grip Lat Pulldown  
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+110 points)
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+110 points)
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+110 points)
    • 12 reps x 154 lbs (+110 points)
  • Bench Dip  
    • 12 reps (+12 points)
    • 12 reps (+12 points)
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  • Seated V-Bar Cable Row  
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
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  • Pull-Up  
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
    • 3 reps (+18 points)
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