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  1. low selfestitle

    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Pony :)juggalo:) had an idea to do a sit-up challenge. Turns out the same people who run the 100 push-up site also have a six-week 200 sit-up program.

    http://www.twohundredsitups.com/

    We're fixin' to start next week.

    Anyone else in? :c

    As with the push-up challenge, there's an initial test to do before you start the first day of the program: http://www.twohundredsitups.com/test.html

    Gonna do mine now, followed by dishes and laundry. :up:
     
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    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member VIP

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    well now this might be a little hard...but i will have to go by the game plan...i'll try it
     
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    RH Goatcabin Glowing with wonder VIP

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    Crunches or situps? I do 130 crunches every other day. 200 should be doable...
     
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    :up:
     
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    RH Goatcabin Glowing with wonder VIP

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    :lol: The top photo has the traditional situp, that would be the death knell for my back.
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    :jj: No kidding.

    Maybe they're using royalty-free images. :dontknow:

    "Furthermore, the two hundred sit-ups logo is not meant to be a good indicator of how the exercise should be performed." :scratch:
     
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    I was told to place my hands across my chest like a vampire at rest and come up just enough for the shoulder blades to lift off the floor and put my legs up on a bench, I will look into this.
     
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    "Instructions for "good-form" sit-ups

    Proper starting form is lying face up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Feel free to tuck your feet under a fixed object if you feel the need, but only if you don't suffer from lower back pain.

    The movement begins by curling the shoulders towards the pelvis, with hands gently placed behind or below the ears. Try to keep your eyes on the ceiling even when you curl forward.

    Avoid placing the hands behind the head itself as using them to exert force on the neck can cause injury. Good practice is for the hands to lightly support the weight of the head, so that the neck flexor muscles can relax during the movement. Do not jerk the head forward with your hands.

    Slowly contract your abdominals and come up to an angle of no more than 35 degrees - there's no need to go further than this - and exhale as you crunch forward.

    It's important to focus on working the abdominal muscles and not the hips and also to keep your chin off your chest. The lower back should not leave the floor which will make the curl up an effective isolation exercise for the abdominals.

    Once you've reached the 35 degree position, hold for one or two seconds before gently lowering yourself to the floor. Inhale on the way down and repeat. Focus on natural, rhythmic breathing as you continue to perform the exercise."
     
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    That holding for one or two seconds is going to lower my test number, I think.
     
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    Go with one second. :secret:
     
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    :jj: Good idea. :D
     
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    Pony Well-Known Member VIP

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    I thought there was going to be a timer involved. Glad that there isn't.
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Initial test: 47 :eek:

    Ouch. This is gonna hurt tomorrow. :worried:
     
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    47, that's good. :up: Ok, ok, I guess I have to stop procrastinating. :facepalm:
     
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    Okay, Initial test: 40 for me.
     
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    :up:
     
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    Aw, hell, why not. :dontknow:
    IN.
     
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    :cool:
     
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    I'll try it...later. I'm a glass and a half deep and not feeling athletic at the moment.
     

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