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August 1, 2013 6:01 AM
So it's the first of August. A brand new month! There's no better time to kick off something new.
I'm starting the 30 day squat, crunch and plank challenges today, and thought some of you might be interested in joining me!

DAY 1:
50 squats
20 crunches [optional addition: 20 reverse crunches]
20s plank.

Squats:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPYCiuiB4PA
Crunches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyd_fa5zoEU
Rev. Crunches:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyv14e2QDq0
Planks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vgG_Zemg88
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August 1, 2013 8:56 AM
I never finish the challenge so i am going to commit to do this over the first week and double it each week not a day...lol
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August 4, 2013 7:03 AM
Sorry, I missed a day or two! Life's a bit hectic at the moment.
Let's see, today should be day 4.
I'm going to start doing push ups to match the crunches, too. :D That was I'm going reverse crunches and push ups as well as the main 3 exercises.

Day 2:
Squats: 55
Crunches: 25
Plank: 25 seconds

Day 3:
Squats: 60
Crunches: 30
Plank: 30s

Day 4:
Squats: rest
Crunches: rest
Plank: 35s

I've got a bit of catching up to do, but I'll get days 2 and 3 done today anyway. Good luck, everyone!
Edited by orchestrated On August 4, 2013 7:06 AM
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August 5, 2013 4:51 AM
Day 5:
Squats: 70
Crunches: 40
Plank: 40s
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August 5, 2013 4:47 PM
thank you for initiating another challenge.

I dont know the schedule of that challenge, and I also just read it know... so how to begin, what is the overall plan, how to catch up? any advice is appreciated, thank you.
August 7, 2013 3:22 AM
I've been pretty sick these last few days, so I've fallen behind again.. :( Here's up to day 10!

Day 6:
Squats: 75
Crunches: 45
Plank: 45s

Day 7:
Squats: 80
Crunches: 50
Plank: rest

Day 8:
Squats: rest
Crunches: rest
Plank: 50s

Day 9:
Squats: 100
Crunches: 60
Plank: 60s

Day 10:
Squats: 105
Crunches: 65
Plank: 70s

Personally, I can hardly do a 30s plank, so this is really going to be tough!
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August 7, 2013 3:27 AM
getsuyoubi, you're most welcome! :P

I'll be posting the schedule as the challenge progresses. It's made up of 30 days and will end on the 30th of August. That'll be day 30. :) You can carry on in to September if you aren't finished it, though, there's no problem.
To begin, head back to Day 1 and get started! There's youtube videos on how to do planks, crunches and squats if you don't know how. All you have to do is complete the number of squats and crunches indicated for the day, as well as holding a plank position for the stated time duration (it's al the seconds, don't worry!)

As for the overall plan, it's really just to strengthen muscles. Squats aim for your bum and thighs, planks strengthen your abs as do crunches. Personally, I've added in reverse crunches and push ups to target my lower abs, arms and chest, but there's no need to do that, It's not part of the challenge. :)

When it comes to catching up, I add up all the days I've missed and take it from there. I'll do an extra 30 squats a day until I've "payed off" my missed days, for example.

Sorry for the long reply!
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August 10, 2013 4:10 AM
Day 11:
Squats: 110
Crunches: 70
Plank: 80s

Day 12:
Squats: rest
Crunches: rest
Plank: 90s

Day 13:
Squats: 130
Crunches: 80
Plank: 100s
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