Monday, June 13, 2011

Barefoot Brawler Challenge

Burn your abs to their max and show yourself and myself what you got. Oh yeah, let me see you sweat and feel the BURN!

MY SCORE: Plank 4mins, Twisted Sister Crunches 150 reps, Thai Planks 30 reps, Jack Knive 20 reps, and Lying Leg Scissors 50 reps.

You got what it takes to beat me? Well, let me know how you do!

Warm-up first!

This test is for you to see how many you can do without stopping.
Get into pushup position on the floor.
Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms. Your elbows should be directly beneath your shoulders, and your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet. Hold the position for as long as you can. Your goal should be to hold it for as long as you can.

Twisted Sister Crunch

Lie on your back with your knees up and hands behind your head, as you would for a normal crunch. Draw your belly button in and crunch off the floor and to your right, touching your right elbow to your right thigh (A). Hold for three seconds, and then lower your upper back to the floor. Crunch your left elbow to your left thigh and hold (B). Repeat and do as many as you can. Only count from one side.

Thai Plank

Get into pushup position and then bend your elbows so your forearms are flat on the floor (A). Rotate your body to the right, raising your right arm and right leg off the floor and bringing them together so your elbow and knee touch. Brace your core hard and hold for three seconds (B). Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat and do as many as you can. Only count from one side.

Jack knives

Lie flat on your back with your arms stretched out over your head. Now lift your upper body and legs at the same time and touch your legs with your hands in the air above your abdominals. This will get your heart racing and you're off to a running start.

Do as many repetitions as you can.

Lying leg scissors

With this exercise you lie on your back and position your hands by your sides, palms flat on the ground. Lift your legs off the ground about 5 or 6 inches. Keep them straight if you can, otherwise slightly bent is fine too. Keep your legs in the air, then open them wide, and close them, crossing your legs at the ankles. Alternate by first crossing your left leg over your right, then opening them wide and crossing the right over the left, etc. Only count from one side.


  1. Wow! I went into this session thinking it would be easy, but boy was I wrong! LOL! I couldn't even make it through Thai Planks; I kept falling over. I think that's because my arms are still weak from yesterday's burn! But I still loved today's exercises.
    Here are my reps:
    Plank: 2 min.
    Twisted Sister Crunch: 50
    Jack Knives: 30
    Lying leg scissors: 30
    (I did 30 minutes on the treadmill before completing these.)

  2. Well, my plank sucked today, but at least I actually completed a few Thai Planks! That makes up for it, right? Lol! I did these after 30 minutes on the treadmill again:
    Plank: 1.5 min.
    Twisted Sister Crunch: 60 reps
    Thai Planks: 5 reps
    Jack Knives: 35 reps
    Lying leg scissors: 35 reps