The Goal: to take and post at least one picture each day for the entire year that I'm 27.

I find that I rush through the day, to rush through the week, to get to the weekend...just to find that an entire year goes by in the blink of an eye. So, on the eve of my last day as a 26 year old I decided to make a change. I challenged myself to take the time each day and find at least one moment worth remembering, hoping that in this way I will learn to live each day for what it is. For regardless of how uniform the days may feel at a glace each one is truly unique and worth cherishing.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 320 - No pain - No gain!

So you know that killer ab work out that was going to get me in great shape...
Yeah, it's freak'n hard and I'm awful at it!!!

Apparently it's supposed to go like this (as seen here):

Starting Position: From a push up position, place your feet on the ball. Keep your arms straight and your abs pulled in.

Form: Keeping your abs engaged and your legs straight, move your hips towards the ceiling. Hold for 1 second, and then slowly return to the starting position.

Personal Trainer Tips: Getting into the starting position can be the toughest part of this exercise. If you cannot hold yourself in the push up position and place your feet on the ball, start by lying with your stomach on the ball and walk your hands forward until your legs are on the ball.

The further you roll out the more challenging the exercise becomes. The most challenging position is with the toes on the ball.

You must have good upper body strength to perform this exercise. If you can perform a few push-ups, you should be able to hold yourself in the start position.

Also, you must keep your abs pulled in as you extend your legs so that your back does not arch.
And look like this:

I look like this:

Or I cheat and look like this:

Either way - it kills, I can barley do 5, then I need a week break while my abs heal...
Honestly this is no joke - hardest thing I've ever done!

1 comment:

  1. I working with my ab, and I can say that the best exercise was diet ( no beer, chips, cakes, sugar food, potatoes)I've worked hard and long, and after 1 month of hard job I finally was able to see differences between my old abdominal muscles and new. I made this, and I want to thank you guys, because site like this was my inspiration. I will work more harder :) You can read about my work in ab exercises for men, this is my web page. Regard, Jim.