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30-Day Abs Challenge

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author image Jess Barron
Jess Barron is head of editorial at LIVESTRONG.COM.She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio. Barron's writing has appeared on Wired.com, Yahoo! and Poprocks.com.
30-Day Abs Challenge
Get excited to rock your core with the 30-Day Abs Challenge! Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

Wouldn’t it be great to get firm, toned abs in 30 days? We created a challenge that'll get you a stronger core this summer. You’ll not only look amazing — you’ll strengthen your core which will lessen your chance of back pain. Best of all, you can achieve this in just a few minutes each day, with no equipment needed, just a few free online videos.

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In our 9 essential fitness benchmarks for women and the essential benchmarks for men, experts set the 2-minute plank as the benchmark for core strength for men and women. If you can’t do a 2-minute plank yet (or even a 20-second plank), don’t worry! Give us just 30 days, and we’ll get you there.

How to Join the Challenge

1. Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily encouragement and motivation. We're starting the challenge on July 2, but you can start it on your own at any time.

2. Share the challenge calendar with your friends on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. You can also print it out and keep it somewhere you'll see it every day.

Share and print the calendar now!
Share and print the calendar now! Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

3. Follow along with the challenge each day (you can find all the videos you'll need below) and share your progress in the LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook group. We're rooting for you!

The Abs Challenge Videos

1. The 10 Best Ab Exercises

Here are 10 of the best exercises to rock your core!

2. Quick HIIT Workout for Flat Abs

High-intensity interval training is great for torching calories, so you can actually see the definition you're building in your abs.

3. 10-Minute Plyo HITT Video

Plyometrics — or jump training — is an intense, full-body workout. And this one is specifically targeted to your abs.

How to Do the Abs Challenge Moves

Check out our tutorial on the 4 basic ab moves below:

What Do YOU Think?

Are you with us on this? Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily encouragement and motivation. Are you inviting your friends and family to join in? Find us on Instagram or Twitter, and let us know if you’re joining the 30-day abs challenge. We hope you will!

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