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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

theraptor Pro logo logged a workout for 07/03/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 2.00 miles of cardio, burned 545 calories, and scored 83 points:
  • Hiking  
    • 2.00 mi - 01:45:00 (+46 points)

Hiked up to the top of white rocks ridge. That was a tough climb

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midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 07/02/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 3.40 miles of cardio, burned 183 calories, and scored 273 points:
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dsingh You must be moving pretty fast on that elliptical, John. I barely break 2 miles in 30 minutes on it! Nice work!

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midstsec Thanks Danny... I pushed pretty hard today...that's about the best I could do.

theraptor Pro logo logged a workout in the Hugh Jackman Workout Plan for 07/02/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 7,920 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 208 calories, and scored 1,265 points:
  • Crossover Lunge  
    • 6 reps x 135 lbs (+56 points)
    • 6 reps x 135 lbs (+56 points)
    • 6 reps x 135 lbs (+56 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 07/01/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 126,200 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 337 calories, and scored 6,860 points:
  • Machine Back Extension  
    • 20 reps x 200 lbs (+223 points)
    • 20 reps x 200 lbs (+223 points)
    • 20 reps x 200 lbs (+223 points)
    • 20 reps x 200 lbs (+223 points)
  • Seated Machine Tricep Extension  
    • 50 reps x 70 lbs (+182 points)
    • 20 reps x 90 lbs (+99 points)
    • 20 reps x 110 lbs (+122 points)
    • 20 reps x 130 lbs (+144 points)
    • 20 reps x 150 lbs (+167 points)
    • 10 reps x 170 lbs (+104 points)
    • 10 reps x 190 lbs (+116 points)
    • 10 reps x 210 lbs (+129 points)
  • Machine Bicep Curl  
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
    • 20 reps x 50 lbs (+55 points)
  • Calf Press  
    • 50 reps x 365 lbs (+955 points)
    • 50 reps x 365 lbs (+955 points)
    • 50 reps x 365 lbs (+955 points)
    • 50 reps x 365 lbs (+955 points)
  • Leg Extension  
    • 30 reps x 90 lbs (+144 points)
    • 30 reps x 110 lbs (+177 points)
    • 30 reps x 130 lbs (+209 points)
    • 30 reps x 150 lbs (+242 points)
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Rvanhoorn see you have hit 5M points ! wow... I am almost up for only 1 M :-) good work out john, everything ok?

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midstsec Everything is good here Rvanhoorn!! Now that I hit level 20 the dashboard shows 0 points until level 21...guess WT.com didn't think anyone was going to hit 5M for awhile so level 21 isn't in the system yet...LOL

theraptor Pro logo logged a workout in the Hugh Jackman Workout Plan for 07/01/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 13,635 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 180 calories, and scored 1,781 points:
  • Squat  
    • 4 reps x 225 lbs (+116 points)
    • 4 reps x 225 lbs (+116 points)
    • 4 reps x 225 lbs (+116 points)
  • Walking Barbell Lunge  
    • 4 reps x 120 lbs (+61 points)
    • 4 reps x 120 lbs (+61 points)
    • 4 reps x 120 lbs (+61 points)
  • Box Lunge  
    • 18 reps x 95 lbs (+96 points)
    • 7 reps x 85 lbs (+39 points)
    • 25 reps x 85 lbs (+116 points)
    • 25 reps x 85 lbs (+116 points)
  • Swiss Ball Jackknife  
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
    • 25 reps (+85 points)
  • Deadlift  
    • 4 reps x 245 lbs (+126 points)
    • 4 reps x 245 lbs (+126 points)
    • 4 reps x 245 lbs (+126 points)
  • Swiss Ball Crunch  
    • 40 reps (+40 points)
    • 40 reps (+40 points)
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