First Ab Workout Ever

If you take a look at my Weekly Workout Plan, you’ll see that my usual Wednesday workout calls for back and biceps, but I did those yesterday, because I didn’t think I would make it to the gym today.  Alas, I was able to go to the gym today, and I decided to do something that I’ve never done before – an ab workout.

I don’t know why, but I’ve never really tried to do an ab workout.  Sure, I’ve done a few crunches and sit-ups (especially back in gym glass), but I’ve never really focused on my abs.  Why?  I’m not really sure, to be honest.

Here’s today’s workout, complete with 5K training and ab workout –

  • 10 Minutes Walking Warm Up On Treadmill
  • 30 Minutes 5K Training (See my post about the Couch to 5K program.)
  • 3 Sets Vertical Knee Raises
  • 3 Sets Left-Side Bends On Vertical Slant Board
  • 3 Sets Right-Side Bends On Vertical Slant Board
  • 3 Sets Crunch Machine
  • 40 Toss Crunches On Ab Solo Machine
  • 5 Minutes Cool Down On Indoor Track

Our gym just got the Ab Solo Machine, and it’s a killer.  Remember those games, at the arcade, where you shoot basketballs into a little hoop, and the balls roll back to you, and you shoot two or three basketballs, over and over, as fast as you can?  Well, that’s what the Ab Solo is, except you lie on your back, grab a medicine ball, stretch back as far as you can, then do a crunch, with the ball over your head, and fire the ball at a target on the back of the machine.  Then, you grab another ball, in the tray in front of you, and you do it again.  Over and over, you repeat this until you die.

I have to say, completing a real ab workout makes me feel pretty awesome.  Exhausted, but awesome.

As a side note, and way down here at the bottom – I “accidentally” stepped on the scale today.  Now, I’m not allowed to officially weigh in until Monday, but I have a good feeling that I’ll be replacing that 1 in front of how much I’ve lost with an awesome 2.  Stay tuned!