This Challenge ended 4 years ago

About this Challenge:

A stronger core will stave off many back problems later in life. The goal is to build core muscles.

Final Challenge Progress Results

swiller Total Progress: 10.19 %  (Down 16.0 lb)
onmyway Total Progress: 7.55 %  (Down 15.0 lb)
riosj Total Progress: 6.34 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
devan1970 Total Progress: 5.23 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
mornglory108 Total Progress: 3.99 %  (Down 6.8 lb)
Mandykay Total Progress: 3.45 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Momax25 Total Progress: 3.44 %  (Down 5.5 lb)
iria17 Total Progress: 2.84 %  (Down 3.8 lb)
Dianne Warner Total Progress: 2.70 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
erin_b Total Progress: 2.57 %  (Down 3.4 lb)
ChloeLiu Total Progress: 1.88 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
tricka Total Progress: 1.54 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Acry Total Progress: 1.47 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
karadonjic Total Progress: 1.46 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
Desirae Total Progress: 1.41 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
mpro020 Total Progress: 1.32 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
hottea79 Total Progress: 1.29 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
ms_cat53 Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Down 2.8 lb)
DandelionKy Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
btroxell06 Total Progress: 0.75 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
fleck Total Progress: 0.62 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
stephaka Total Progress: 0.53 %  (Down 0.7 lb)
VandanaSub Total Progress: 0.30 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
jbenedetti1 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Milz02315 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Blondine Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
hsellden Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
lrstone Total Progress: 0.91 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
jackii773 Total Progress: 1.04 %  (Up 1.6 lb)
bross15 Total Progress: 3.00 %  (Up 3.7 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Planks

Guidelines:
The basics of core strengthening, the plank. Do 3x sets of these for four days. Hold them for 30-60 seconds. For those seeking a more advanced version, I would use a medicine ball. For those seeking an even more advanced version, alternate raising each leg while holding the plank, do this 10 times each leg. If possible, try to increase the length you hold your planks each day, but don't exceed 60 seconds. The plank does a great job at utilizing several of our core muscles, not just the abdominals. If you are unfamiliar with any of the exercises, let me know and we can try some alternate ones as well.
56% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 16 Aug 10 by btroxell06
"Hurt my back doing the planks a week ago... still recovering"
Successful: 16 Aug 10 by lrstone
"Mon-Thurs 3 daily, 30 seconds with a few at 35 seconds"
Failed: 16 Aug 10 by onmyway
"Still having the rotator cuff problem that's preventing me from doing ..."
Successful: 05 Aug 10 by tricka
"30 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds"


Weeks 1 to 8

Sit-Ups

Guidelines:
Once each week. Do as many sit-ups as possible in one minute. Record this number to track your progress. Be sure to do around the same day each week.
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 18 Sep 10 by Blondine
"a cold, holidays and then long days at work....not good when you try to ..."
Failed: 31 Aug 10 by riosj
"was on vacation..."
Successful: 21 Aug 10 by lrstone
"28"
Successful: 13 Aug 10 by Desirae
"17"


Latest Challenge Posts

8/5/10
planks: 3 x 30s
by bigjilm on 05 Aug 10 05:42 AM
Stay Motivated :)
Greetings all, I hope that your weeks have started off well. I've returned to my home back in KY and it is hot as no other. Please feel free to email me with ANY questions you may have. Keep up with ...
by Milz02315 on 03 Aug 10 04:54 PM
Introductions
Hello all! This is an attempt for me to start back on my weight loss journey. My name is Becky and I am a full-time online student and mother of 4. My husband is getting medically discharged from the Army ...
by btroxell06 on 01 Aug 10 07:36 PM
Number of Crunches in One Minute WEEK ONE
While I know most of us have a goal of weight loss, I really do want all of us to build stronger core muscles. Each week, feel free to post the number of sit-ups done in a minute. I find that I need ...
by Milz02315 on 29 Jul 10 12:18 AM
No Carbohydrates after 7pm
I love eating bread very much, but snacking on dinner rolls is a killer for the gut, unless you happen to be expending ALOT of energy throughout the night (Lucky you :badgrin: ).
by Milz02315 on 27 Jul 10 08:32 AM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 28 September 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 27 Sep 10
duration: 8 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 63
privacy: Public
administrators: Milz02315
created: 27 July 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Planks ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Sit-Ups ( weeks 1 to 8 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 8:

All Participants 0.89 %  (Down 97.7 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.84 %  (Down 92.0 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.83 %  (Down 90.8 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.72 %  (Down 78.9 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.60 %  (Down 65.7 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.53 %  (Down 58.3 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.40 %  (Down 43.7 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.33 %  (Down 36.4 lb)

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