#DASHA2TheCore ‘30 Day Ab Challenge

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#DASHA2TheCore ‘30 Day Ab Challenge

By | 2019-01-17T13:57:54+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Articles, Fitness, Lifestyle, Wellness|

Wellness goal season is in full effect! Woohoo! With an endless amount of challenges flooding your timeline, you may find it hard to pinpoint what one you should actually do and will fit into your lifestyle best.

When choosing, you need to set a realistic goal, because if you decided to go for a challenge that sounds a little crazy and time consuming, chances are you won’t be able to finish it out all the way through and get discouraged. It’s important to start small, remember that you do have a life and whatever new exercise or routine you are following needs to fit into that seamlessly.

Now, if you are looking for a challenge that you can do anywhere, anyplace, and honestly at any time, then follow us! We’re going to take you on a 30 Day AB Challenge like no other. Ready? Let’s go!!

First, let’s start with why we decided to start this challenge. We got the CRAZY idea because we wanted to do MORE! Do more for ourselves! But not only did we want to do more for us, we wanted to show everyone else just how they can do more for themselves as well. In our daily routines, we sometimes forget that it’s important to think about our health and wellbeing. Exercise, any form, is a great way to release all that built-up stress.

The 30-Day Back to Your Corse AB Challenge was crafted as a way for everyone and anyone to undertake new challenges without putting too much added pressure on themselves and the challenge. Added bonus, it’s totally free and you can do these workouts pretty much anywhere. And yes, we mean anywhere. So, go for it, do them in the office, while watching TV, on the Subway haha well, maybe not there but you get the point. We want YOU to have FUN doing this and 30 days is the perfect amount of time to figure out if this routine will stick and become a new habit.

The challenge was developed with two sets of strength moves and one fat burner, all performed back to back in no less than 30 sets. We’re going to start it off slow, but just wait… you’re going to feel that BURN all over!!

SO, the real question is are you ready to join us? Each week that you follow along we will be rewarding you. Just send us a DM on Instagram @DASHAwellnessandspa and tag @DASHAwellnessandspaand and #DASHA2TheCore and  let us know and see the progress you made this week.  Now go to your calendar, mark day 1 and get ready to kick this goal in the well… gut!

Here’s Day 1’s routine. Make sure to follow along on founder of DASHA®’s IG page as well (@shannonrussopollacknyc). She’ll be documenting the 30-Day Challenge through daily posts and multiple stories. And head over to the blog ’Back to Your Core ’30 Day Abs Challenge’ to see Shannon’s daily log.

Day 1 Routine: 30 Sit Ups

30 Side Crunches

30 Ballet Twists

30 Sec Side Planks

 

SIT UPS:

BEND YOUR KNEES

BALLS OF FEET / HEELS PLACED ON THE GROUND

CONTRACT YOUR ABS UNTIL 30 DEGREES OFF THE FLOOR, HOLD FOR A SECOND

THEN EXHALE AND RETURN TO CENTER

 

SIDE CRUNCHES:

KEEP YOUR WEIGHT BALANCED AND HOLD CORE RIGHT

SLIGHTLY ELEVATE HEAD / SHOULDERS

MOVE YOUR UPPER BODY TO THE RIGHT AND REPEAT THE LEFT

 

BALLET TWISTS:

SIT ON THE FLOOR / EXTEND LEGS PRESS FIRMLY TOGETHER / LEAN BACK 45 DEGREES

ENGAGE YOUR ABS AND PLACE YOUR ARMS OVER HEAD LIKE A BALLERINA

TWIST YOUR TORSO TO THE RIGHT AND COUNT TO 3 FOR A STRETCH AND THEN THE LEFT

 

SIDE PLANK:

EXTEND LEGS AND FEET AND REST HIP ON THE GROUND STACKING ON TOP OF EACH OTHER

ELBOW SHOULD BE UNDER SHOULDER TO PROP TORSO

ALIGN HEAD AND SPINE CONTRACT CORE AND LEFT HIPS AND KNEES OFF THE FLOOR, STRENGTHEN SIDE AND DEEP AB MUSCLE

REPEAT ON OPPOSITE SIDE

 

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