Third Annual Ab Challenge

Author: 
Sarah Ingram
In: 
Health

June is the perfect time to get your core strong and abs toned, in preparation for the getaways you have planned this summer. Mark off each date as you finish, and remember to keep breathing during each abdominal exercise and to consult a health care professional if you have any concerns prior to commencing the challenge. Good luck! 

1

20s plank

10 push ups

20s/side, side plank

2x

2

20s plank

10 push ups

20s/side, side plank

3x

3

30s plank

10 push ups

30s/side, side plank

2x

4

30s plank

10 push ups

30s/side, side plank

3x

5

40s plank

15 push ups

40s/side, side plank

2x

6

 

 

 

rest

7

40s plank

15 push ups

40s/side, side plank

3x

8

45s plank

15 pushups

45s/side, side plank

2x

9

45s plank

15 pushups

45s/side, side plank

3x

10

60s plank

20 pushups

50s/side, side plank

2x

11

60s plank

20 pushups

50s/side, side plank

3x

12

 

rest

13

90s plank

25 pushups

90s/side, side plank

2x

14

90s plank

25 pushups

90s/side, side plank

3x

15

100s plank

30 pushups

100s/side, side plank

2x

16

100s plank

30 pushups

100s/side, side plank

3x

17

120s plank

35 pushups

1200s/side, side plank

2x

18

 

 

 

rest

 

19

150s plank

40 pushups

150s/side, side plank

2x

 

20

150s plank

40 pushups

150s/side, side plank

3x

 

21

180s plank

40 pushups

180s/side, side plank

2x

 

22

180s plank

45 pushups

180s/side, side plank

3x

 

23

210s plank

50 pushups

210s/side, side plank

2x

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

rest

 

25

210s plank

50 pushups

210s/side, side plank

2x

 

26

240s plank

55 pushups

240s/side, side plank

2x

 

 

27

240s plank

55 pushups

240s/side, side plank

3x

 

28

260s plank

60 pushups

260s/side, side plank

2x

 

29

280s plank

60 pushups

280s/side, side plank

2x

 

30

280s plank

60 pushups

280s/side, side plank

3x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plank: In seconds. On your forearms and toes, body straight, abs in, and face square to ground. Breathe. Any back discomfort, lift hips.

Side plank: On your forearm with your other arm in the air and body in a straight line. If you need to make it easier, drop your lower knee to the ground.

Push up: Bend and straighten your elbows while keeping your abs tight and body straight. You may need to drop to your knees as you fatigue or if you are a beginner.