Would anyone like to join me doing the squat challenge?

(153 Posts)
wibblyjelly Mon 13-May-13 19:55:08

I've just started the squat challenge tonight. The aim is in 30 days to get you doing 250 squats. Anyone else up for it? I did the first 50 today, didn't realise it would be so hard, but then, I am unfit grin

Day 1 - 50 squats
Day 2 - 55 squats
Day 3- 60 squats
Day 4 - Rest
Day 5 - 70 squats
Day 6 - 75 squats
Day 7 - 80 squats
Day 8 - Rest
Day 9- 100 squats
Day 10 - 105 squats
Day 11 - 110 squats
Day 12 - Rest
Day 13 - 130 squats
Day 14 - 135 squats
Day 15 - 140 squats
Day 16 - Rest
Day 17 - 150 squats
Day 18 - 155 squats
Day 19 - 160 squats
Day 20 - Rest
Day 21 - 180 squats
Day 22 - 185 squats
Day 23 - 190 squats
Day 24 - Rest
Day 25 - 220 squats
Day 26 - 225 squats
Day 27 - 230 squats
Day 28 - Rest
Day 29 - 240 squats
Day 30 - 250 squats

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 19:38:41

Running was hard tonight, but the fact that I'm feeling it must mean its doing some good, right?

HairyPotter Wed 15-May-13 23:44:03

I just remembered about this after I went to bed, so, got back up and did my 55 squats! grin

Pinebarrens Wed 15-May-13 23:48:47

marking my place. will start tomorrow as im in bed & Dh is asleep. gives me time to you tube squats grin

did my first post baby run tonight so i'm up for this as i was horrified at the amount of wobbling whilst running shock

wibblyjelly Thu 16-May-13 02:06:01

Well done hairy! I'm now on a rest day, thank goodness. Then onto 70 on Friday. I am going for a run tomorrow, no rest for the wicked!

HairyPotter Thu 16-May-13 08:16:20

I think I'm going to restart couch to 5k again on Monday. I caught sight of myself in a mirror at the theatre last night. I had thought when I went out that I looked ok. The mirror begged to differ sad I am a whale.

wibblyjelly Thu 16-May-13 08:18:04
Soupa Thu 16-May-13 09:51:08

I don't seem to be able to squat! That can't be right unless am missing a hinge. Dh is going to laugh at me tonight and see where am going wrong. My bum seems to have melted and slid down the rear of my thighs so something needs to happen!

wibblyjelly Thu 16-May-13 10:15:37

I've just found this, and discovered I've been doing it wrong. I'm not sticking my fat arse out enough grin

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPYCiuiB4PA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Pinebarrens Thu 16-May-13 11:23:32

so am i allowed to take a break after say 20 on the basis that i thought my wobbly thighs were going to give way?!

Bakingnovice Thu 16-May-13 11:29:49

I'm starting today! 50 squats here I come.

HairyPotter Thu 16-May-13 23:37:51

Day 3's 60 squats done. I tried to go lower and stick my arse out and it felt sore so it must be doing something... <crosses fingers, legs etc>

wibblyjelly Fri 17-May-13 08:54:12

Day 5, and 70 squats done! My calves hurt <sob>

Pinebarrens Fri 17-May-13 14:10:51

55 done got a run to do later.
i will get fit!

wibblyjelly Sat 18-May-13 09:07:50

75 squats done!

wibblyjelly Sun 19-May-13 13:00:10

80 done with a hangover grin

Salbertina Mon 20-May-13 10:48:07

3x 30! Surprised myself, much easier to do if just sneak it in- one set while kettle on, one set before breakfast etc

wibblyjelly Mon 20-May-13 10:52:58

Totally agree with your approach sal Rest day for me today, then jumping up to 100 tomorrow. Except its not a rest day, I'm going out for a run later smile

wibblyjelly Mon 20-May-13 12:32:33

Oh no, just found a crunch 30 day challenge as well!

Day 1.... 20 crunches-
Day 2.... 25 crunches-
Day 3.... 30 crunches-
Day 4... Rest
Day 5... 40 crunches-
Day 6... 45 crunches-
Day 7... 50 crunches-
Day 8... Rest
Day 9... 60 crunches-
Day 10... 65 crunches-
Day 11... 70 crunches-
Day 12... Rest
Day 13... 80 crunches-
Day 14... 90 crunches-
Day 15... 95 crunches-
Day 16... Rest
Day 17... 100 crunches-
Day 18... 105 crunches-
Day 19... 110 crunches-
Day 20... Rest
Day 21... 115 crunches-
Day 22... 120 crunches-
Day 23... 125 crunches-
Day 24... Rest
Day 25... 130 crunches-
Day 26... 135 crunches-
Day 27... 140 crunches-
Day 28... Rest
Day 29... 145 crunches-
Day 30... 150 crunches-

MorrisZapp Mon 20-May-13 12:53:10

I'm in! With caveats...

I need to know the form. Is it squat down, then stand fully straight again each time? Or can we squat down and do 'bounce' type squats?

Also, can you stop for a few seconds now and then, or is it keep going until death?

I do squats at body attack and I freakin hate them, so they must be good.

MorrisZapp Mon 20-May-13 12:54:05

Oh right so we can break them up, phew!

wibblyjelly Mon 20-May-13 13:04:15

Welcome Morris! I squat down, then stand up right, before squatting down again.

wibblyjelly Tue 21-May-13 07:51:41

Done my hundred this morning grin

Salbertina Tue 21-May-13 08:32:56

Well done, Wibbly! Need to change yr name grin

Just did 95 squats & dips (in 3 sets)
Phew!

wibblyjelly Wed 22-May-13 08:00:23

105 this morning. Bit easier today, think the rest day may do more harm than good, as the first day after them is always really hard.

Salbertina Wed 22-May-13 11:24:42

Ok just done 100 dips & squats- want buns of steel after all this!
Stupid question but what next after make it to 150 or 200 or whatever? Taper back down a bit? Guess body gets used to certain level so effect less but not sustainable to keep upping the number either..

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