May Challenge: Channel Your Inner Superhero

My family and I are HUGE superheroes fans.  We’ve seen all the comic book movies a dozen or so times and we are super excited about The Avengers movie to be released this week.

Now, you’re probably wondering what that has to do with a fitness challenge.  Stay with me.

With The Avengers making its way into theaters, it got me thinking about superheroes which led me to thinking about Superman and Spiderman which then led me to thinking about exercises of the same name.  Did you follow my bizarre train of thought or did I totally lose you?

And then my creative juices really began to flow and I knew just what to plan for our next challenge.  In May, we will channel out inner superhero with the help of Spiderman and Superman and by doing so, a transformation will take place.  (*Insert dramatic music and wind effect.*)

A Spiderman exercise is like a side lunge while touching the floor in plank position.  Spiderman exercises are great for the obliques and lord knows, I need some help in that area.

This Spiderman demonstration has three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

The Superman helps strengthen your powerhouse.

Together, these exercises are a fantastic follow up to all the burpees from the previous month and will continue to strengthen our core, which is crucial for runners.

For this fitness challenge, do 20 reps of Spiderman exercises (10 on each side), drop into a plank hold for 30 seconds and then do a Superman for 30 seconds. Repeat this entire set three times.

You can do these superhero sets every day or three times a week.  I will probably shoot for 3 times a week because I also want to add crunches back into my work-outs and continue with burpees and push-ups as well.

What about you?  Are you ready to channel your inner superhero?  Are you ready for a transformation and new results?

If you want to join the Run DMT Channel Your Inner Superhero May Challenge, add your blog url or Twitter ID to the linky, which will stay open until May 31.

Blog and tweet about the Run DMT Channel Your Inner Superhero May Challenge to get others to join in the fitness challenge.  Be sure to add the Super Run DMT “Channel Your Inner Superhero” button/infographic to your post.

Once you join the linky party, please visit other participants blog’s to show support and offer encouragement.  Also, follow #superhero on Twitter give to receive additional support from the challenge crew.

Denise Mestanza-Taylor+