VPF Challenge: Flutter Kicks

As many of you know (and if you didn’t, now you do!) my favorite fitness page is Vegan Power Fitness.  A few months back, we started doing challenges and now, every Friday you can hop over to the VPF page and see his newest fitness challenges.

I’ll admit, I have been slacking on fitness, so I couldn’t wait for the weekly challenges to start. I’m the girl who just loves to the feel the burn of the muscles I am using. Sick, I know. But in a weird, twisted way, it’s great motivator for me.  🙂

So first up, flutter kicks. Challenge accepted.

He makes it look so easy. I thought to myself, Yeah, I so got this in the bag.


Here is the link to the video.

I started off strong in my first set or so I thought.  What felt like 30 seconds turned out to be only 10. ha ha! As the bo was timing me, I thought he was joking, until he showed me. OK. So I took a 20 second rest in between and I’m all giving myself “you can do it” pep talk in the back of my head. I start in for the next round – and ugh – the giggle factor kicks as I am only 8 seconds into the set. Yes, I giggled. Ya know why? My abs were burning so bad I couldn’t do anything but giggle. It was the shock of how on fire my abs were. And of course that ended my second set. My 3rd set, I am not going to lie, I did 6 seconds and that was the furthest I could go. 🙂  The aim was to try and hit 3 sets 30 seconds with 20 seconds of rest in between.  As you can see, I didn’t quite have this in the bag, but I tried, so that is all that matters.

There really isn’t a modified version to do of this either, and if there is, VPF isn’t tell us :-p But really, with how my abs feel this morning (sore, fried, overcooked) I don’t want a modified version -this is actually a move I want to work on (which sort of makes me question my sanity!) Off the top of my head I can’t really think of a move that works your abs like this one, although I am sure VPF knows of one or two that do.

Have you (or will you) try this challenge?

The Meatless Diva