STACK Challenge: The Chest and Abs Circuit

Even if you're stuck indoors with no equipment, you can get a great upper-body workout by trying this week's STACK Challenge.

Push-Up/Abs Challenge

Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win a T-shirt by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge.

Even if you're stuck indoors with no equipment, you can still get a great upper-body workout by trying this week's STACK Challenge.

Complete the Challenge by performing the following circuit within two minutes or less—as many times as possible. If you finish in less than two minutes, you're allowed to use the remaining time to rest before you start again—so if you finish in 1:30, you get 30 seconds of rest.  The Challenge ends when you cannot complete a circuit in two minutes.

  1. Close-Grip Push-Ups x 10
  2. Crunches x 10
  3. Wide-Grip Push-Ups x 10
  4. Toe Touches x 10
  5. Regular Push-Ups x 10
  6. Straight-Leg Raises x 10

The Challenge

Complete as many circuits as possible until you cannot finish in less than two minutes.

How Do You STACK Up?

Rookie: 4 circuits or fewer
Pro: 4-8
All-Star: 8 or more

STACK T-ShirtHow to Win a STACK T-Shirt

  1. Complete the Challenge by April 13
  2. Follow STACK on Twitter (@stackmedia)
  3. Tweet your results and include #STACKChallenge

Congratulations to last week's winner, @coosmontana, who conquered the Bench Jump Challenge!

Get Better

Use this week's STACK Challenge to benchmark your core and chest strength, then get better by performing the workout at least once a week. Add one circuit every week, and you'll be an All-Star in no time.


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Topics: ABS | CHEST | WORKOUTS | STACK CHALLENGE | BENCH | EQUIPMENT | RAISES