Awesome “Arms & Abs” October!

I’ve created a workout calendar for October! If you’re up for the challenge, try out the “Awesome Arms & Abs October” challenge! This is NO DAYS OFF! You get out what you put in!

*Please note: If you cannot do a full push-up, modified pushups are acceptable with knees on the ground. Also if doing planks on your forearms is too challenging, you can plank in push-up position. Remember to keep your butt down to work those abs! Also, pay attention to how many SETS of each workout you will be doing. They gradually go up through the month!

This is my first workout calendar! Please let me know how you liked this workout and how challenging it was!

Don’t forget to share this workout with your friends and family!

Awesome Arms and Abs October

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OMG my abs…

So Saturday morning the bf and I went down to my clubhouse to do some weight lifting. I also did some ab exercises.

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Ab Exercise #1: V-Crunch

You lay on your back, balancing on your butt, then bring your upper body and knees up (in sort of a boat pose but with knees bent). Then extend your legs and bring your upper body and legs down until they ALMOST touch the floor. Then back up. Rinse and repeat. I did 3 sets of 15 reps.

Ab Exercise #2: Straight Leg Toe Touch

This requires a medicine ball. You lay flat on your back with legs extended. Arms are above your head holding a medicine ball. Then keeping your legs straight bring your legs up until you are at a 90 degree angle and touch the medicine ball to your toes and go back down. Rinse and repeat.

It’s like the image above except you use a medicine ball. I use an 8lb medicine ball and did 4 sets of 10 reps.

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Fast forward to Sunday… Holy sore abs Batman! It literally felt like someone used my abs as a punching bag. My rectus abdominis muscles are sore as hell! For those who don’t know where that is, here is a nifty little image I found.

I’m on day 2 of soreness and it’s getting a little better, but they are still sore. I mean, just touching my abs hurt! I love it! Bring it!