When I saw this post, I thought “That’s a good idea. A 30 day challenge is just what I need for the Summer holidays to keep my strength training going when I can’t get to the gym as often, if at all. I’ll join in with that.” I posted on the comments that I would join in the challenge and then looked at the challenge … Day 1 is OK (I’ve done it) – 10 push ups (yes, I can actually do 10 full push ups now after training with a personal trainer once a week for the past 6 weeks), 50 squats (easy), 15 sit ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises (these are a bit more difficult due to still having a weak but flexible back) and hold the plank for 10 seconds (again, easy).
However, I then looked at the last day (really shouldn’t have done that!) – 75 push ups, 250 squats, 125 sit ups, 150 crunches, 65 leg raises and hold the plank fro 120 seconds (that’s 2 minutes!). What!?!
OK, I’m officially mad but I’m going to give it a good go anyway.
In Which I Try, and Fail, So Try Again Harder
Last week I was looking on blogs and fitness sites and stuff, looking for advice on how to improve my running. Nearly all the sites advised the same thing, IMPROVE YOUR CORE.
I did a bit of research, got distracted by kitten videos, then did a bit more research. There were a lot of exercises that I recognised, Squats, Push Ups and the like, but loads that I didn’t. (Supermans, (Supermen?), Oblique Twists, Bridges.) Then, when I was looking into the exercises, I noticed a picture came up for a 30 Day Squat Challenge.
You start off on Day 1 doing about 50 Squats and by the end of the 30 Days you get to about 250. I also found an Ab Challenge, again 30 days, with a couple of easy to do exercises on it. (Again doing more…
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