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Fitness/body strength challenge/comp

I'm terrible about titles but anyway....

So I was talking to @Ben-RO about TIP and ideas about how to do intense exercises in a confined space /hospital.

Ben told me about the hollow body hold. I then thought it would be a good idea to challenge the forums and me to see how long we could do it. This comp is just for a bit of fun and don't be distraught if your no as good as others, challenge yourself to just improve your time.

So what is the hollow body hold?
This is the best explanation I found on Google, look it up if you're still confused, and I'm sorry I can post pictures from my phone.
Lie down flat on your back and contract the abs, pulling the belly button towards the floor. The arms and legs should be held straight out from the body with hands and toes pointed.
Slowly raise shoulders and legs from the ground. The arms and head should be raised along with the shoulders. The lower back must remain in contact with the floor.
The goal is to find the lowest position that you can hold the arms and legs, without them touching the floor and without breaking lower back contact (the point at which the lower back begins to arch from the ground).

Once you do that the next challenge is the arc body hold.
It's pretty much the opposite of hollow body hold - you lie on your stomach and raise arms and legs.

It's good to do both and stretch and train different muscles


@Ben-ROtold me he could do a min Smiley Surprised


Me I last 10 seconds


Go for it guys, have fun and challenge yourself. Also these exercises are good for fitness, strength and even your mental health.

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Re: Fitness/body strength challenge/comp

I didn't time myself but AAGH MY ABS Smiley Tongue Nice idea @redhead Smiley Happy

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@roseisnotaplant it was Ben's idea. And yep ouch.
I want to be able to train myself to get better but procrastinating is kinda taking over lol.
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Re: Fitness/body strength challenge/comp

Hehehe thank you for making this thread @redhead!

 

Here's a pic

 

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Remeber you have to lift enough for your shoulder blades to be off the ground or it doesn't count Smiley Tongue

 

Also the less you extend your arms out behind you, the easier it is Smiley Happy

 

Does anyone else use exercises like this as a way to help with tough stuff?

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@Ben-RO yeah I have a few sets of tiny weights (like 0.5kg and 1kg Smiley Tongue) which I find really helpful for relieving some of the tension/restlessness in my shoulders. And squats tend to help with my thighs Smiley Tongue

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Re: Fitness/body strength challenge/comp

Oh this is a really great idea! I will definitely use it next time I'm doing TIP, cause there's not much space at home. I think I might be terrible at it though Smiley Tongue

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Oooh that sounds interesting. Maybe I'll try Smiley Tongue I'm physically rather weak so I'll probably last for a second Smiley Tongue

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Okay i just did it for 1:04 but my tummy was too sore to get up off the ground after Smiley Tongue

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I just did a bunch of planking at soccer training - that's kind of the same as this, right? Couldn't hold it for a full minute though, maybe that should be a mini challenge to work towards.

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That exercise is somewhat similar to the dead bugs, an exercise I go at the gym - try alternating arms and legs.

I'll stick to burpees for TIP; it's more intense