Rock Hard Abs by Thanksgiving

My brother texted me a few days ago wanting a way to get motivated to increase the intensity of his core training. He came up with the idea of completing the same workouts every day, and motivating each other by sharing our reps and times, to ultimately prepare for an Ab Off at Thanksgiving to see who has the strongest abs.

I’m super excited about this new challenge because it’s a great way to get motivated and strengthen our core, and the addition of a little competition to train for makes it fun and exciting!

So I thought I’d share a few of our workouts so far, as they can all be done at home in under 15 minutes, and really, why can’t we all have rock hard abs by Thanksgiving? :-)

Day One: (Designed by Me)

  • One minute plank
  • Max hollow rocks in 3 minutes (Aim for 75-100)
  • One minute plank

Yes, it’s only 5 minutes long, but trust me, you will feel the burn!

Day Two: (Designed by Matt)

3 sets
AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible) in 3 minutes, rest 2 minutes between sets

  • 45 second plank
  • 20 crunches
  • 10 pushups

I got through 2 full rounds with about a 15 second plank at the end each time

Day Three: (Designed by Me)

50-30-10 for Time (aim for 10 minutes)

  • Hollow Rocks
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Butterfly Situps

Day Four: (Designed by Matt)

  • 125 Hollow Rocks
  • 5 minute Plank

You can split it up however you like, but you cannot rest. Your rest from hollow rocks is plank, and your rest from plank is hollow rocks! (Yes it is as brutal as it sounds..)

2 thoughts on “Rock Hard Abs by Thanksgiving

    • Thank you! :) Sorry I realize I shouldn’t have assumed everybody was familiar with them. Basically you lie on your back (make sure your lower back is touching the ground) with your arms above your head and your legs out straight. Alternate between lifting your shoulders off the ground, and your feet off the ground. Work towards making the movement as smooth as possible, keeping your arms behind your ears. The more piked your legs are, the easier it will be. I will try to provide pictures along with my future workout posts.:)

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