Get shredded with this 2-week program designed to help you lose weight with HIIT workouts and to work on those abs! This challenge is beginner friendly since it is only 14 days, has no jumping and low impact variations, and no equipment is required.
It depends on a number of factors. The leaner you start out this challenge the higher the chances you’ll be able to see strong definition in the ab area. Most people won’t get the shredded defined abs look in 2 weeks, but this does not mean you won’t develop your ab muscles. Abs are visible only when you are at a low enough body fat percentage! And while genetics do play a part, by working the core and slowly leaning out over a consistent period of time, the chances of getting defined abs are a lot higher. The purpose of this program is to get you started and completing a short program helps with that.
Each program is different and unique with different exercises in the routine. Your body gets used to different exercises the more you do them so it's always good to progress and try different programs instead of repeating the same one. The purpose of this program is to get you started as a 2 week program is a lot easier to accomplish than the typical 4 week program. If you're just starting out, remember, there are always low impact modifications for all exercises.
We all have those days where we don’t feel like exercising - it’s completely normal! My advice would be to have a little bit of discipline, and try to push through, but it’s important to listen to your body and to realise what is best for you on that day. If you’re finding it way too difficult, don’t be discouraged, and don’t push yourself if you’re body is telling you it’s too much. Remember that the schedule is only a guide, and you can can take longer to finish the program if you want! Do what your capable of and even if you finish half a video, you're still doing something good for your body!
A little bit of soreness is very normal, especially for someone just starting out on their fitness journey. I highly suggest doing the warm up and cool down to really loosen up those muscles you are working, and avoid exercising if you are too sore (or switch to the lower impact option / do less reps). If you think you’ve injured yourself, it’s important to stop exercising immediately and see a healthcare professional.
It’s okay to do the challenge for a month if you wish to. However, I suggest taking at least 4-5 rest days in between to let your body recover and not doing the challenge for any longer than a month. If you choose to continue please feel free to replace videos with other similar ones for more variety. It’ll be more fun that way too!
When you’re doing abs exercises, you need to engage your core. If you’re not, you’re probably using other parts of your body such as your back or your neck, and you risk to injure yourself. Just take it slow and focus on your breathing. This video of mine may help with tips on engaging your core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN_jTQuSkjg
This depends entirely on what results you are looking for. In general, working out is just half the battle. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a (mostly) healthy diet - you don't have to eat clean/healthy all the time if its too difficult of a lifestyle change. It will definitely be beneficial in the long run but do what you can at the start. If you're looking for healthy meal options, check out the recipe section link at the top of the page!
This is entirely up to you - if you are feeling strong enough then go for it. You can also just stick to low impact moves if you want. However, if your body needs rest, then please rest. Your body will naturally be weaker during that time so don’t be discouraged, you got this. After your extra rest day, just continue where you left off.