Sixth Week of Fitmas – Six Abs Crunching

Two years ago I negotiated with Santa Claus for just one ab instead of all six. Apparently I wasn’t as good of a woman as I thought I was since not a single ab appeared on Christmas morning.

Abs don’t come from Santa Claus, they are made in the kitchen…but wouldn’t it be nice if Santa could deliver such things?

Fitmas is hard work.

Training your abdominals and core muscles is an important part of a training program. You also don’t want to overtrain them. Like any muscle group, they should get hit hard once a week and then trained in secondary ways as you train other body parts.

  • Let’s crunch them good this week!

Six Abs Crunching.

I came across this fun workout community called Tribe Sports. There are bazillions of challenges and fun people on the site. You create and account and start trying out different challenges to see what you like to do.

Virtual arse kickings are the best.

This week’s challenge is a core workout I found on the site which looks like it will turn laughing into a painful venture.

What woman doesn’t want help in these areas?!

Bring it on!

Always make sure to warm up well. Take 10 minutes to jog on the treadmill, go on the elliptical, or bike. Do some active stretching and make sure your whole body is warmed up before you start training.

Core Workout Challenge rules

  1. No stopping between exercises
  2. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
The exercises.
  • 50 crunches
  • 15 push ups
  • 1 min plank
  • 30 secs side plank each side
  • 1 min bridge
  • 15 push ups
  • 1 min plank
  • 30 secs side plank each side
  • 50 crunches
  • 1 min raised plank
  • 2 mins bridge
  • 50 crunches

All the details of the challenge can be found here along with videos for the exercises.

Fabulous giveaways from my Fitfluential friends.

I’m part of a group of fitness minded bloggers who are always pushing the limits. A few of them have fabulous giveaways and I thought you would want to know about them.

Who doesn’t love entering to win fabulous things?

So many fabulous things to win this week. If you won them all you would be a compressed, no fly away woman who can whip up a Thanksgiving dinner with ease and go for a run and be identified if you ran into a problem. Basically a sporty Wonder Woman.

The Get In Shape Girl’s healthy eating  tip for week six.

Just a bit more on insulin this week. Insulin requires to much blood sugar to be transported from the blood (spikes blood sugar) and leaves your insulin and blood sugar levels to drop rapidly.  This leaves you tired and hungry and most likely craving something else high in sugar to bring your levels back up.  This turns into a roller coaster ride of rapid spikes and drops.

We like riding roller coasters, but having your body be on one day in and day out isn’t healthy and it won’t help you accomplish your goals!

Grab the workout and get crunching!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for including my giveaway!!

    I think I will join in with these challenges.

  2. I have been working on abs hard lately too and am desperately hoping for some for Christmas!

    Nice to catch those giveaways, too.

  3. Thanks for including my giveaway!! And man, that core workout looks intense!

  4. Tiffany Miller says:

    I think you are a mind reader. I desperately need to increase my core strength, which became evident after this weekend. I was all ready to work on my core this week and viola. I just finished it and it was fabulous. I’ve posted the workout on my fridge and I’m going to do it every Monday, Thursday and Sunday for a month.

  5. OMG I did this tonight Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I find it really hard to make my ABs sore but this worked a treat!! I too am going to print it out and do it weekly!! Thanks have never trained ABs like that before :)

  6. This workout looks terrible, which is why I’m SO excited about it!! ;) I’m gonna try it tonight. I really hope it hurts to laugh tomorrow!! :)

  7. Oh my word – I did it, but I had to peel myself off the floor afterwards. All I can say is Ouch! MORE. Ouch! MORE! Great job ;)

  8. I did this workout in my group exercise class…it was awesome!!!!

  9. Chrystal cook says:

    Just finished and im sweatyyyyyyyy ugh lol awesome workout i didnt think i could do a bridge but guess what I WAS WRONG!!!!! I admitted my bein wrong :) and i killed that workout!!!!!
    <3 Fitmas!!!!

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