Ward Willis

Ward Willis

Kenzai Member
Head Trainer

8 Minute Ab Challenge

  • Jul 26th, 2018 at 11:10PM

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In a program? In maintenance mode? In Alaska? In flagrante delicto? Whatever the case, you are invited, for the next 72 days, to take the Kenzai 8 minute ab challenge: https://www.kenzai.com/pulse/8-minute-abs-kenzai-style/

The premise is simple, do this - https://kenzai.me/angelas/blog - every day for 72 straight days. Well, do it as many times as you can and keep track. Why 72 days? That's when the Saturn session of KB3 ends. Angela S, up on KB3 now, started this adventure and I plan on keeping pace.

Who else is in? You can join us at any point along the way to see how many times you can get in an ab session by 10/6/18.

So far we have:

https://kenzai.me/ward/blog
https://kenzai.me/angelas/blog
https://kenzai.me/jenniferwi2016/blog
https://kenzai.me/sarap/blog
https://kenzai.me/jenny/blog
https://kenzai.me/kimm/blog
https://kenzai.me/jimm2015/blog
https://kenzai.me/kateo/blog
https://kenzai.me/sueba/blog
https://kenzai.me/karenl/blog
https://kenzai.me/watsonj/blog
https://kenzai.me/robin/blog
https://kenzai.me/jasonf/blog
https://kenzai.me/belinda/blog
https://kenzai.me/scotth/blog
https://kenzai.me/stephenhu/blog
https://kenzai.me/sandhya/blog
https://kenzai.me/tahera/blog
https://kenzai.me/cora/blog
https://kenzai.me/alan-j/blog
https://kenzai.me/helenl/blog
https://kenzai.me/katesh2018/blog
https://kenzai.me/louisal/blog
https://kenzai.me/jonathanb/blog
https://kenzai.me/brandy/blog
https://kenzai.me/danal/blog
https://kenzai.me/ellie/blog
https://kenzai.me/amanda-e/blog
https://kenzai.me/bess/blog
https://kenzai.me/thomas/blog
https://kenzai.me/davidmi/blog
https://kenzai.me/rahulgo/blog
https://kenzai.me/edc/blog
https://kenzai.me/jasonb/blog
https://kenzai.me/kathleenc/blog
https://kenzai.me/catherines/blog
https://kenzai.me/jimg/blog
https://kenzai.me/elizabeth-jane/blog
https://kenzai.me/geoffrey/blog
https://kenzai.me/silviad/blog
https://kenzai.me/barb/blog
https://kenzai.me/lakshmik/blog
https://kenzai.me/georginad/blog

I'd like to see this list grow. I mean who couldn't use a little more core strength and structure to their wellness game!?! And who can't make 8 extra minutes per day to get this in!?!

If you are game, drop me a note and I'll keep the list. My goal is to get at least 50 days!

Song of the Day: We are the Music Makers by Aphex Twin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIXYPjIWPGY

 
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56 comments

Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

Def me ! With bells on - before I tackle bells in Sep. Hot weather, too much rosè and apathy = soft belly syndrome - will blog and post pre picture later when I muster the courage ! Good call WW


    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
    Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

    How we gonna each keep track of this? Hmmm. Patrick? Jordan? Help!!!


      Jennifer W.Jennifer W.Kenzai Member
      about 1 year ago

      Yeah!!!! Let's do it!!!!


        Karen L.Karen L.Kenzai Iron | Day 40 (Member)
        about 1 year ago

        Meeeeeee!


          Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 4 (Member)
          about 1 year ago

          Game on bro


            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
            Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

            Yes! And to quote a legend, "Go team go".

            Feel free to spread the word and have your Kenzai pals ping me if they are in. Rolling admission welcome.


              Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Iron | Day 39 (Member)
              about 1 year ago

              If I am not mistaken I think this is the original 8MA workout from 7 years ago..."let's go gang!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWjTnBmCHTY I'm all in!

              UPDATE: 1 down...71 to go


                Jim MattJim MattKenzai Run | Day 11 (Member)
                Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                Ren, Fish, Robin...


                  Jim MattJim MattKenzai Run | Day 11 (Member)
                  Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                  PS-his is not to be confused with the, “8 minute flab challenge!”


                    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
                    about 1 year ago

                    Oh hellllllz yes. In.
                    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours:
                    https://kenzai.me/jasonf/blog


                      Stephen H.Stephen H.Kenzai Member
                      about 1 year ago

                      In!


                        Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Chisel | Day 33 (Member)
                        about 1 year ago

                        oh crikey really Ward (and Fish and Jim) why you do this to me la........ok fair enough IN !


                          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                          Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                          Voltron is forming: https://gph.is/1AUHQ1S


                            Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 4 (Member)
                            about 1 year ago

                            Voltron seems to be a long term core / plank program - August is going to be fun!


                              Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Member
                              about 1 year ago

                              I am in!!


                                Lex S.Lex S.Kenzai Member
                                about 1 year ago

                                Hmmmmm


                                  Cora LeeCora LeeKenzai Chisel | Day 33 (Member)
                                  Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                  What did I miss? Too much fun in SF drinking wine and eating bagels after KB3. No excuse not to do this. In!


                                    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                    Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                    @Tahera - In!
                                    @Cora- In!
                                    @Lex - Hmmmm. You in? Setting the goal at something like 25 over 70+ days would be cool. No pressure though. Ping me if you wanna and I'll add your name to the roll!


                                      Jim MattJim MattKenzai Run | Day 11 (Member)
                                      Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                      @Cora: outstanding!!


                                        Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Body 3 | Day 39 (Member)
                                        about 1 year ago

                                        I’m in. Done it a couple times since you suggested it the other day. Now it’s game on. Goal is 50 times...at least 5 days a week.


                                          Helen L.Helen L.Kenzai Member
                                          about 1 year ago

                                          What larks! I’m in.


                                            Kate S.Kate S.Kenzai Member
                                            about 1 year ago

                                            Yes! I am in. Scared, but in.


                                              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                              Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                              @Alan - Nice. My upper abs hurt already. After 4 days in a row. Good times ahead!
                                              @Helen - That headshot makes me laugh every time!
                                              @Kate - Fear, in the right amount, tastes like ice cream.


                                                Louisa L.Louisa L.Alumni
                                                about 1 year ago

                                                Please add me to the list. I will start today. Thanks!


                                                  Jonathan B.Jonathan B.Kenzai Member
                                                  about 1 year ago

                                                  I’m in


                                                    Helen L.Helen L.Kenzai Member
                                                    about 1 year ago

                                                    Got started with two in three days. It's so nice to train with Patrick in his back yard. :)


                                                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                      Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                      @Louisa + Jonathan - Welcome to the fun.
                                                      @Helen - I missed yesterday. Looks like I need to hit a double session to keep pace!


                                                        Brandy S.Brandy S.Kenzai Member
                                                        about 1 year ago

                                                        I'm in!


                                                          Dana L.Dana L.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 39 (Member)
                                                          about 1 year ago

                                                          Oh, nice challenge! I have about 30 days left in my first Kenzai program, therefore I will join you for at least the first 30 days and see if I can keep it up for the remaining 42. Thanks for the idea.


                                                            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                            Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                            Wooot. More and more are coming as word spreads. Welcome @Brandy and @Dana!


                                                              Ellie J.Ellie J.Kenzai Member
                                                              about 1 year ago

                                                              I want to try!


                                                                Amanda EllistonAmanda EllistonKenzai Member
                                                                Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                I love this workout! I'm in!


                                                                  Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                  Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                  The more the merrier!

                                                                  Quick report: I am 4/6. Ack. And now I gotta start that other crazy Fish Ab Challenge. Shiiiit.


                                                                    Rahul G.Rahul G.Kenzai Member
                                                                    about 1 year ago

                                                                    I’m in !! Started 2nd August


                                                                      Rahul G.Rahul G.Kenzai Member
                                                                      about 1 year ago

                                                                      I’m in !! Started 2nd August


                                                                        David M.David M.Kenzai Run | Day 12 (Member)
                                                                        about 1 year ago

                                                                        I'm in! Been doing it since last Sunday - can finally laugh without crying from the pain! hahaha


                                                                          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                          Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                          Oh yeah! Welcome Rahul, David, Bess, and Kenzai luminary Thomas Doyle!


                                                                            Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
                                                                            Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                            First of all, Wardlicious, you are looking quite trim and athletic in your final photo!
                                                                            I may be late to the party, but I bring the good booze. Add me in, please.


                                                                              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                              Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                              @Ed - Hahahahaha! A splash of Templeton for me please. And welcome.


                                                                                Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                                Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                Just got a slack from the Founder. Jason Block is in!


                                                                                  Catherine S.Catherine S.Kenzai Member
                                                                                  about 1 year ago

                                                                                  8 minutes i can do! Sign me up please!


                                                                                    Catherine S.Catherine S.Kenzai Member
                                                                                    about 1 year ago

                                                                                    8 minutes i can do! Sign me up please!


                                                                                      Jim G.Jim G.Kenzai Member
                                                                                      about 1 year ago

                                                                                      Add me in bro!


                                                                                        Elizabeth Jane P.Elizabeth Jane P.Alumni
                                                                                        about 1 year ago

                                                                                        Jumped in today! Will try to stay the course at least till Aug-end.


                                                                                          Karen L.Karen L.Kenzai Iron | Day 40 (Member)
                                                                                          about 1 year ago

                                                                                          @Ward - are we substituting or doing this on top of??


                                                                                            Jeff W.Jeff W.Kenzai Member
                                                                                            about 1 year ago

                                                                                            If it's not too late, can I join the party? Count me in. I'll add it to my workout from tomorrow morning.


                                                                                              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                                              Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                              Welcome, Kathleen, Catherine, Jim, EJP!, and Jeff.

                                                                                              @Karen - In addition too! No subs.


                                                                                                Lakshmi K.Lakshmi K.Alumni
                                                                                                about 1 year ago

                                                                                                Have been lazy. Count me in too. Please add me to the list.


                                                                                                  Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 39 (Member)
                                                                                                  about 1 year ago

                                                                                                  I’m in too!


                                                                                                    Silvia D.Silvia D.Kenzai Iron | Day 40 (Member)
                                                                                                    about 1 year ago

                                                                                                    Game on ...WW :) How could I not participate...
                                                                                                    Gotta hit my SATteam....I'm sure I can get them on board ....they will hate me lol...now that they are all reaching with me ....I'm sure we can squeeze this one in :)
                                                                                                    WHEN does this start?


                                                                                                      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                                                      Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                                      Welcome, L! B! & S!

                                                                                                      This list is impressive.


                                                                                                        Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                                                        Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                                        Welcome, Georgina!


                                                                                                          Rahul G.Rahul G.Kenzai Member
                                                                                                          about 1 year ago

                                                                                                          Hi ward is the video available for download!!


                                                                                                            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                                                                                            Head Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                                            Not available as a download. Great piece of feedback though!


                                                                                                              Cora LeeCora LeeKenzai Chisel | Day 33 (Member)
                                                                                                              Assistant Trainerabout 1 year ago

                                                                                                              How’s everyone doing? I am losing count of the days!


                                                                                                                Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Marathon | Day 61 (Member)
                                                                                                                about 1 year ago

                                                                                                                Don’t think I ever anted in, but I’m in! 500 rings of fire done!


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