Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Suck Less Challenge!

So, here's the scoop. The Suck Less Program was born HERE... I have zero core or upper body strength, and have wanted to fit in cross training, but basically, I have zero discipline or drive. I'd been meaning to start these programs, and decided to toss them all together, creating a simple, structured program, that works my problem areas, in a clear, concise manner. Basically, it was something spelled out for me, that I didn't have to think about. I am a fan of non-thinking.

How does it work?

Super easy. Go to these websites, and take your initial test...
Two Hundred Sit Ups
Two Hundred Squats
One Hundred Push Ups

There are pretty clear directions on the websites - you'll take that number from your initial test, and use it to determine which week/column you fall into.

The program calls for 3 work outs a week, with at least one rest day in between. I happen to do mine on Monday, Wedensday, and Friday OR Saturday - just depends on my schedule. I run on the alternate days, that's just what works for me.

After I'm done with my sit ups, squats, and push ups, I do plank. Nothing super hard core, I just do it and hold it for as long as I feel I can THAT DAY. Some days, it's 25 seconds, some days it's over a minute.

That's it!

3 days a week. 4 weeks. Better arms, better core, better bum, better quads.

If you can already do 200 squats, 200 sit ups, and 100 push ups? You could probably kick my ass. Congratulations on already being awesome! Feel free to snag and use that picture up there! I'll post a check in once a week.

Good luck!

13 comments:

misszippy said...

Very cool. Love the simplicity of a routine like that.

Reese's Runner said...

Wow, I wonder how we both woke up feeling like weak kittens today?? Sounds like a great plan to me!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Yes! Glad you posted this! I had no idea there were other challenges besides the push-ups until you mentioned it previously!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Thanks for sharing the sites!

JessiePants said...

You are a bad ass!

Run with Jess said...

I need it all!

theAlmostRunner said...

good GRIEF. i cannot imagine doing that many! i need to get on it! i can barely lift my fork to my face i'm so weak.

FruitFly said...

I'm starting late ... but I'm in!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

too funny, i guess I am kind of doing this without knowing it! I made a promise to myself to cross train hard core for thre months... it hurts, but I'm sure it's good for me...right

..:danielle:.. said...

i wanna play!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

Woo!! I'm gonna start trying to do this starting next week! I'll let ya know how it goes!

Kerrie T. said...

I would like to suck less.
(That's what she said?)

TheBradyBunch said...

I hope to 'suck less'! Not only am I planning on starting this next week, I also shared the Suck Less Program on my blog (linking to your blog). Thank you for sharing!

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