The Hanging Ab Challenge (Abdominal Thursday)

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
May 02, 2013

Welcome to another Ab Challenge Thursday!

So how have you been doing with these challenges? Are you noticing an increase in strength? Are you starting to see your 6 pack pop out?

If not, why?

Are you staying consistent with doing these challenges 3 times each week? Is it your diet that has you down?

If you need an extra bit of motivation I recommend that you visit my boy E.T.’s website. He is a motivational speaker that has gained international stardom. Yet, it was not a quick rise to fame. It took him over a decade of doing the same thing over and over again. He gained incremental progress and over time that progress added up.

I’m reminded of a story that my old Tae Kwon Do instructor told me after I complained to him that I didn’t seem to be getting better. He told me that improving in any skill is like stacking pieces of paper on top of each other. At first, you will not see a difference. Five pieces of paper doesn’t look like much. Each day that you practice (or in our case work out) is like placing one more piece of paper on the stack. After 30 days, or 90 days or 365 days you will see a huge difference. Think of the 10,000 hour rule. Malcolm Gladwell made this theory popular. It states that you need to have practiced 10,000 hours in order to achieve the level of mastery.

That is a TON of time.

So if you are sticking with these Ab Challenge Thursdays and not seeing results… give it time! Remember that fitness is a lifestyle, not an event. It is a marathon, not a sprint.

The Hanging Ab Challenge

Many of you peeps know that I like to keep things creative. I like to challenge you in unique ways. Here at A Shot of Adrenaline its not going to be the same old crunches and sit ups.

Oh, no. Here at SOA we like to mix it up.

So for today, you will need a few pieces of equipment. As you will see in the video I use 3 pieces of equipment:

  1. Punching bag
    2 Buckets
    Zafu (meditation cushion)

You don’t necessarily NEED these pieces of equipment. If you have other things around your house or apartment that can achieve the same goal then more power to you.

The Hanging Ab Challenge Workout


The workout consists of 3 main exercises:

  1. Hanging Crunch
  2. Right Side Twist
  3. Left Side Twist

You will be doing 10 reps of each of the exercises and then rest for 60 seconds for a total of 3 sets.

That’s it!

Hope you guys enjoy the workout! As always, post your comments below….

-Todd

 

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