#2500Crunches Challenge Complete!! Next up? #missionpossible

#2500Crunches Challenge Complete!! Next up? #missionpossible

Mar 07
#2500Crunches Challenge Complete!! Next up?  #missionpossible

#2500crunches – DONE

2500 crunches in 10 days seemed like a rather reasonable proposition.  250 crunches/day sounded challenging but totally doable, even for an ab-less Clydesdale like myself.  But like so much that goes on with training and life, nothing ever quite goes as planned.  3 days into the challenge I found myself grossly behind the curve, having only banged out 100-150/day. Suddenly that 250/day average was looking more like 400-450/day.  I also wanted a day off before Escape From Alcatraz, so I was looking at 9 days to get it done instead of 10.

For the remainder of the challenge, I decided to break the day’s crunches into several sets, spread out across the day.  150 in the morning, another 150 at lunch, and whatever I could manage towards the end of the day.  My abs were as sore as they’ve been in a long time around day 5, but it started to get easier as we closed in on the deadline.  By days 8 and 9 I was doing close to 600 crunches/day with relative ease.  Its crazy how quickly the body can adapt!  I finished with 2625, completing the #2500crunches challenge with one day to spare.  Several people, including Holly and Elizabeth, reached the 5000 mark.  Holy crap!

#missionpossible

Next up?  Emily and Holly have cooked up the #missionpossible Pound Challenge.  A short but challenging core/strength workout is sent to us every morning that is about 10-15 minutes long.  We have till 9 pm to complete it.  Simple concept, right?  But as Day 1 proved, even 10-15 minutes of training can be tough to do if you don’t plan ahead.  Caught up in work, I found the day slipping by and the 9 pm deadline looming.  I finally forced myself to take a break, and this little workout was the perfect way to step away from my desk/console for a second.  Here’s what Day’s 1 and 2 look like:

#missionpossible - Day 1

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#missionpossible - Day 2

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Like I said, challenging……but that’s the point of a challenge, right?  If you’d like to participate in this or future Pound Challenges, e-mail Emily or Holly at poundchallenges@gmail.com!