Sweat, Smile & Repeat: 30-Day Spartan Abs Challenge

So you all may be wondering what’s different… Well, it’s June! Summer is here!!! *I know, I know, it officially starts on June 21, but I could care less… OOPS! #sorrynotsorry*

summer is here

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But what I am even more excited about is that a new Spartan 30-day challenge is here. *We’ve established my love for them, right?!* For those of you  who are new to these challenges, the goal is fairly simple: “To emerge from the 30/30 a better person on the way to a healthier lifestyle.”

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The task is to do 30 sit-ups for 30 days! It’s that simple!!!

Follow these steps: 

Step 1: Lie on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor or mat with your heels 1 foot from your tailbone. Put your fingertips behind your head or cross your arms on your chest.

Step 2: Squeezing your shoulder blades together, tighten your abs and curl up toward your bent knees until you’re in a seated position. Pause.

Step 3: Slowly lower yourself until your back is in contact with the floor. keeping your abs tight. Repeat!

If you find this too difficult you can modify the exercise by reaching your arms in front of you as you curl up.

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In addition I’d like to share you the following SEAL Fit Sit-Up Variation in case you’d like to switch it up and work different muscles.

Also, definitely don’t stop at 30 sit-ups per day. If you can do more, go for it! After all, who wouldn’t want to have sexy abs, especially when the summer is here. Make sure to try out this Spartan 500 Ab workout, if you still haven’t done so. You won’t regret it!

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What are your favorite sit-up variations and workouts?

xoxo
Olena

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22 responses to “Sweat, Smile & Repeat: 30-Day Spartan Abs Challenge

  1. I really like Russian twists, reverse sit-ups, and doing sit-ups but with my legs crossed on the floor (like sit indian style but do sit-ups like that)

  2. eatsandexercisebyamber

    I always get confused by challenges like this, because don’t muscles need rest? So it’s technically “not good” to do abs every day? As for exercises, I love planks, total core move! 🙂

    • Hi Amber!

      You brought up a good point. You are indeed supposed to let your muscles rest. That being said, these Spartan challenges are simply meant to get people of the coach and get them moving. Also, it is important to note that the requirement is only 30 reps which is not a complete ab workout. Therefore, it should be safe to add this challenge to a daily workout. At the same time, if somebody’s physical condition makes it difficult to complete the challenge, they should definitely increase reps gradually. So thank you for bringing it up.

      Planks are indeed awesome! They get me sweating like there’s no tomorrow and get my core toned. I actually have a post on different plank variations, if you would like to check it out. Just enter in the search bar: Your body will plank you for this workout 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

      xoxo
      Olena

  3. absgoldberg

    I really like reverse crunches, bicycle crunches, and V-sit ups. But nothing beats a challenging plank variation!

  4. The dog picture is soooooo cute!!! OMG!!! SOOOO CUTE!!!!! I love this challenge and I love my ab work!!!! It’s my favorite!!!

  5. I have a yellow labrador dog and she lays in the swimming pool on a raft just like the one in your picture, no lie!

  6. That’s a fun, manageable challenge- thanks for sharing!
    Abs have always been my favourite body part to work! If my core workouts seem stale, I go onto Nike Training Club to get some fresh ideas!

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