Category Archives: Crunches

Flexible Spirit

So the month of crunches is over and I got 60 crunches. One less than the beginning of the month but that’s ok. I excelled at the beginning of the month so 1 less isn’t that bad.

Now we move on to flexibility. I tried this position in the picture and it didn’t end pretty. I won’t be able to do it by the end of the month either but I can improve my flexibility. Tomorrow I will be administering my first test. It should be interesting.

Better late than never

crunches[1]He makes it look so simple doesn’t he? I almost did as well. Coming back for this challenge I surprised myself. I got 61 crunches in a minute. Based on the chart that’s an excellent rating. Even better than that is that I did 55 on my initial assessment 1 year ago and 57 at the end of the month!

That’s one hell of an improvement and I’m not sure how I can do better but of course I’ll try. And in the process I’ll be strengthen my core which as they say will help benefit everything else.

Since I didn’t record myself doing it, here’s a girl that looks much at it than I do demonstrating proper technique.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1eTLViYXI]

Assessment Day

No that’s not an error here on the left.  There really is no video.  There’s supposed to be one but unfortunately, my Flip camera decided to malfunction while I was recording my assessment and nothing was recorded.

No problem though because the assessment went on without a hitch (physically that is). I achieved 57 crunches which if you remember is 2 more than I got at the beginning of the month.  While that doesn’t seem like much of an improvement you have to remember the highest on the guide was 60 per minute. My goal was 62 but I’m glad I didn’t go below my baseline.

While I can’t see a physical improvement, more on that later, I can say that it was easier this time around than at the beginning of the month.

January Assessment

I’m a little late with this but I’ve completed my assessment for the month on Sunday and I did pretty damn good.

I knocked out 55 in 53 seconds before I bowed out. Looks like I’m pretty close to the goal.  I didn’t think it was physically possible to do 60 crunches in 60 seconds but I guess I was wrong.

Now that there’s not too much room for improvement but I’m going to shoot for 62.  No need to aim any lower.