Two years ago I put together the first of my online fitness challenges. It was called the 28-Day Abs Challenge, and to this day it remains one of the most popular things on the LGF website. The only thing is that it’s now a little… clunky. It ran over four weeks, as six separate posts and, well, it’s just not exactly the most user-friendly thing out there. And what does that mean? Well Team, it’s just had a makeover.
I’ve tweaked a couple of things and consolidated everything into a single post, plus created a single, gorgeous and easy-to-download image of the entire Challenge so you can download it to your phone or print it off! Each exercise is pretty simple, as is each daily abs workout, but I’ve included videos and/or pictures of each movement at the bottom of this page, to ensure you’re completely comfortable.
When I did this Abs Challenge for the first time, I was incredibly happy with my results (see below)… and I’ve made it even more intense since then! Physically I had a lot more definition, but more importantly than that, I really noticed an improvement in my core strength. Pretty impressive given during week one you’re only dedicating 2-3 mins per day to your abs workout, and by week four it’s stretched out to around 10 mins.
The 28-Day Abs Challenge works best when combined with a healthy diet (ditch the added sugars and refined carbs and go for the protein, veggies and good quality carbs instead) and an exercise program that combines strength, HIIT and cardio. Basically, every day the abs workout will be developing those muscles, but if they’re hidden under a layer of body fat it’s going to be more difficult to see them!
You can start any time, but I figured the first day of spring was as good as any! That’s only two days away, so start roping in some friends and do it together – I really can’t stress enough what a major difference it will make to do it with other people. There’s a share button at the bottom of this post that makes it nice and easy for you too! Before and after photos are also a really good idea – often it’s not until you lay those pics next to each other that you can really see the improvements.
I would LOVE you to share your before + after pics with me, either by tagging me in social media or shooting me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). And if you’ve got any questions/comments/concerns etc, drop me a note in the comments section below.
Let’s get started!
p.s Please consult your doctor before embarking on a new exercise regime. And ladies; if you’re pregnant, this one is not for you.