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

MikeLitoris Argentina Mon 13-May-13 19:57:42

I fancy this but have no idea if I am squatting properly! grin

I might try and do 50 tonight .

Soupa Mon 13-May-13 20:03:19

Need to Google squats but might...

wibblyjelly Mon 13-May-13 20:11:52

I don't think I squatted down enough when I did mine, but I was feeling it at the end, so I must have been doing some good...

MikeLitoris Argentina Mon 13-May-13 21:33:06

I had good intentions but ended up having tea and chocolate instead

How long does 50 squats take anyway?

wibblyjelly Mon 13-May-13 21:37:11

It took me about 3 minutes, but I don't think I went low enough.

cantthinkofanythingwitty Mon 13-May-13 22:07:26

you inspired me, i have just done day 1 smile surprisingly it wasnt so sad ........ i was probably doing it wrong

cantthinkofanythingwitty Mon 13-May-13 22:08:16

bad even lol grin

QueenOfCats Mon 13-May-13 22:08:35

I'm in - gonna do 50 now smile

zenoushka Mon 13-May-13 22:14:38

I'm in too!

Just went to my first body conditioning class this evening, it was pretty squat-tastic. Was really tough, but felt so good after the class. Although think I'll definitely be feeling those muscles tomorrow....

wibblyjelly Mon 13-May-13 22:15:46

Well done all! I'm doing c25k as well, so tomorrow is going to be interesting......

QueenOfCats Mon 13-May-13 22:16:30

Done! Am I supposed to feel it so much in my knees??

DrSeuss Mon 13-May-13 22:17:59

I am myself quite squat, will that do?

QueenOfCats Tue 14-May-13 01:22:35

So, I did 50 squats at about 10pm, just went to get a bass of water and I can hardly walk!

My legs feel like they're giving way, I almost ended up in a heap at the foot of the stairs!

Is this an indication of how unfit I really am?

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 02:43:38

I had the same, and the person who got me started on this thinks I wasn't going low enough on my squats. The problem is, I went as low as I could! I'm hoping it will start to get easier the more I get used to them. I last did squats when I was in school, so quite a while ago....

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 08:11:42

55 squats completed this morning.....

aliciaflorrick Tue 14-May-13 08:14:12

I'm going to try this, I find squats really hard, but am off on holiday in six weeks so it would be nice not to have a flabby bum.

ninja Tue 14-May-13 08:33:07

I'll join you, I can print off the list as a chart and give myself stickers ticks!

I migh even consider adding sit ups too wink

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 08:59:26

ninja you're hard core smile

CooEeeEldridge Tue 14-May-13 09:22:33

Ooh yes, I did this a while ago and promised I'd stay doing some daily after the 30 days.... Oops! So I'll join and start again if that's ok? I also added 100 sit ups each day to it last time which I'll prob do again..

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 09:28:50

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do the sit ups. Would you all do the same amount as the squats per day?

HairyPotter Tue 14-May-13 09:34:24

I have just managed 50. God it hurts. Are my arms supposed to be aching as well? hmm

EauRouge Tue 14-May-13 10:18:11

Ooh, I'm tempted by this. Is it OK to do running as well? Don't want to knacker my leg muscles by not giving them a break.

wibblyjelly Tue 14-May-13 10:20:18

eau I'm doing c25k at the same time. I'm going running tonight, think I'll be slower than ever though, as my thighs already feel like they are on fire smile

zenoushka Tue 14-May-13 14:28:40

I can barely go up and down the stairs today - every muscle in my legs ache! So sore... But no pain no gain right?!

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