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Transform Your Abs With This 2-Week Crunch Challenge

Feb 18 2017 - 8:45am

Show your abs some love and take our crunch challenge! Perfect for those new to strength training, the plan is short and sweet — it takes just a few minutes each day for the next two weeks. At the end, you're sure to notice stronger, more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge involves five crunch variations to target different areas of your midsection.

Here's the 14-day plan followed by instructions for the five different variations. It's not advised to skip right to day 14 (if you want to be able to laugh the next day without rolling over in pain), so follow the plan and adjust it as needed according to your schedule and ability level. To make things easier, we've created a printable version [2] to help keep you on track.

This post was originally published on June 10, 2014.

The Plan

When it comes to working your abs, the devil is in the details, so keep scrolling to learn how to perform these crunches correctly.

V Crunch

Runner's Crunch

Reverse Crunch

Diamond Sit-Up

Technically considered a sit-up, this effective move works the abs through a larger range of motion and adds some functional fitness training to the challenge.

Bicycle Crunch

End by doing Sphinx pose [4] to stretch out the abs.

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