the ab challenge review

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You may or may not have noticed the lack of posts, updates even a brief mention of the six pack abs challenge in the last month.

The one and only mention of the challenge is when I said I was going to do it.

Flashback to January 19th (time travel just like Lost)

Wooo hooo sign me up! I'm in! I'll the Self Magazines Ab Workout three times a week for a month.

This will be so much fun!

January 20th ... living room floor ...

Workout on my laptop screen. Have to keep getting up and re-reading the instructions.

It might have been the instructions or my interpretation of them, but I couldn't seem to grasp what I was doing.

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Targets: Sides (obliques)
Kneel with forearms one on top of the other. Keeping shins as planted as possible, slowly lower hips to left, allowing torso to bend right as you sit on left hip (as shown). Squeeze abs to return to start. Repeat to right to complete one rep. Do 12 reps.

I'm a visual person, if someone shows me I get, or even if there were two pictures I think I would understand better.

I found it really frustrating.

I did the whole workout - well my version of it.

... three days go by ....

why did I sign up for this? I'll try again.

The second time was better and worse. I didn't have to refer to the computer screen as often, but I've decided I hate this workout and don't want to do it.

Complete 3/4 of workout half-heartily.

... a week after that ...

Watching celebrities with flat stomachs and guilt of ditching the program forces me back to the floor.

I don't even bother to open my laptop. I just do 3 sets of crunches. I like simple.


Self Magazines Ab Workout - review

I didn't like it. It just wasn't for me. The pictures and explanations were complicated and confusing. Most of the exercises were new to me so that didn't help. Plus the girl in the picture is always smiling. It's unnerving. Who smiles when they are doing an ab workout.

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I like crunches too. You're right...if she's smiling, there must be something wrong!

ok i'm laughing and that's a workout, so this was good for me!

I've attempted a number of the workouts in the magazine, I've never done them more than once, for the same reason you struggled with this.

I need to see someone doing it. I watch trainers and their clients at the gym then copy them.

"Who smiles while doing an ab workout?"

LOL.

You know I keep reverting to the old standby crunches too. I still feel the burn the next day! And yeah...who smiles their way through an entire ab workout? Must not be hard enough then!

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