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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 01/28/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 70 calories, and scored 342 points:
11 hours ago via Android app | Content Log this Workout Pro logo | Highfive 12 (0) High Five | Comment 12 (0) Comment | Facebook 12
BigBellMan logged a workout for 01/28/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 1,624 points:
  • Incline Bench Press  
    • 10 reps x 132 lbs (+147 points)
    • 10 reps x 132 lbs (+147 points)
    • 10 reps x 132 lbs (+147 points)
  • Bench Press  
    • 15 reps x 132 lbs (+213 points)
    • 10 reps x 176 lbs (+197 points)
    • 10 reps x 132 lbs (+147 points)
  • Decline Bench Press  
    • 15 reps x 77 lbs (+66 points)
    • 15 reps x 77 lbs (+66 points)
    • 15 reps x 77 lbs (+66 points)
  • Dumbbell Bench Press  
    • 12 reps x 77 lbs (+101 points)
    • 15 reps x 77 lbs (+124 points)
    • 15 reps x 77 lbs (+124 points)

Great pump with dropping from the 80kg bar to 2 x 25kg dumbells, more movement allowed with a twist in the press.

BigBellMan logged a workout for 01/27/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 921 points:
  • Dumbbell L Lateral Raise  
    • 8 reps x 77 lbs (+39 points)
    • 8 reps x 77 lbs (+39 points)
    • 8 reps x 77 lbs (+39 points)
  • Dumbbell Front Raise  
    • 10 reps x 11 lbs (+12 points)
    • 10 reps x 39 lbs (+39 points)
    • 10 reps x 39 lbs (+39 points)
    • 10 reps x 39 lbs (+39 points)
  • Dumbbell Shrug  
    • 15 reps x 110 lbs (+95 points)
    • 15 reps x 110 lbs (+95 points)
    • 15 reps x 110 lbs (+95 points)
  • Dumbbell Military Press  
    • 10 reps x 77 lbs (+86 points)
    • 10 reps x 77 lbs (+86 points)
    • 10 reps x 77 lbs (+86 points)
  • Ab Twist  
    • 50 reps (+45 points)
BigBellMan logged a workout for 01/26/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 1,017 points:
midstsec Pro logo logged a workout for 01/27/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 881,400 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 1,012 calories, and scored 74,588 pointsStar list:
  • Leg Press  
    • 60 reps x 425 lbs (+2,600 points)
    • 50 reps x 425 lbs (+2,175 points)
    • 60 reps x 425 lbs (+2,600 points)
    • 80 reps x 425 lbs (+3,450 points)
    • 100 reps x 425 lbs (+4,300 points)
    • 120 reps x 425 lbs (+5,150 points)
    • 102 reps x 425 lbs (+4,385 points)
    • 126 reps x 425 lbs (+5,405 points)
    • 73 reps x 425 lbs (+3,153 points)
    • 121 reps x 425 lbs (+5,193 points)
  • Calf Press  
    • 80 reps x 425 lbs (+1,750 points)
    • 80 reps x 425 lbs (+1,750 points)
    • 100 reps x 425 lbs (+2,175 points)
    • 100 reps x 425 lbs (+2,175 points)
    • 110 reps x 425 lbs (+2,388 points)
    • 115 reps x 425 lbs (+2,494 points)
    • 106 reps x 425 lbs (+2,303 points)
    • 110 reps x 425 lbs (+2,388 points)
    • 104 reps x 425 lbs (+2,260 points)
    • 105 reps x 425 lbs (+2,282 points)
  • Power Shrug  
    • 50 reps x 120 lbs (+1,813 points)
    • 50 reps x 120 lbs (+1,813 points)
    • 50 reps x 120 lbs (+1,813 points)
    • 50 reps x 120 lbs (+1,813 points)
    • 60 reps x 120 lbs (+2,173 points)
    • 55 reps x 120 lbs (+1,993 points)
  • Deadlift  
    • 20 reps x 120 lbs (+253 points)
    • 20 reps x 120 lbs (+253 points)
    • 20 reps x 120 lbs (+253 points)
    • 20 reps x 120 lbs (+253 points)
    • 20 reps x 120 lbs (+253 points)
    • 25 reps x 120 lbs (+313 points)
  • Leg Extension  
    • 30 reps x 125 lbs (+202 points)
    • 30 reps x 125 lbs (+202 points)
    • 30 reps x 125 lbs (+202 points)
    • 20 reps x 150 lbs (+167 points)
    • 20 reps x 150 lbs (+167 points)
    • 20 reps x 150 lbs (+167 points)

Fun snow day!!

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Oldgoat Id rather shovel snow !! good grief!! you kill me !!

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dsingh Seriously? 74K points? Almost 900k lbs? Man vs. machine. Man wins! Great workout, John!

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dsclin01 Wow! Incredible!

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riversong 74k?! Wow... I was proud of my 1200 :P ahaha you're a machine! Seriously, you're awsome^^!

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midstsec Well it was a snow day, so after I took care is the snow there was nothing else to do...lol this workout took me about 4 1/2 hours so when I was done it was time for dinner...lol thanks Oldgoat, Danny, dscline01 and riversong!

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