Who wants to join me for a very easy squat/sit up challenge?

(61 Posts)
Pantone363 Wed 28-Aug-13 18:21:10

It requires no equipment, you can do it at home, you don't even need to get changed (unless you're wearing jeans)

So it works like this, everyday for 30 days you do a certain amount of squats/crunches which gradually increase.

This is my third time doing it and it really really works! Squats are amazing for toning the bum, thighs, abs and crunches really focus the abs.

My routine is usually to do it at night whilst watching TV, so you don't even need to leave the living room!

So day 1 starts with 50 squats and 50 crunches, you can do them in sets of 10 or split them through the day 25 in the morning 25 at night....or do them all at once!

It increases by 5 everyday with a rest day every 3 days.

So who wants to join me? We can all check in with each other each night and shout at each other to get it done.

It truly only takes 20 mins at most, the hardest part is getting up to do it in the first place but you'll feel so much better afterwards!

I'll post some links to proper squat/crunch form in a minute!

tigerchair Thu 29-Aug-13 23:20:15

Arghh didn't get a chance to start today so will do extra tomorrow to catch up. Well done everyone smile

Longtallsally Fri 30-Aug-13 08:38:15

OK, only did 10 squats, but did 25 lengths swimming last night, so feel OK. smile (Not thinking too much about the chocolate urge I gave into at lunchtime, however blush

Will try the crunches today - I never feel as if I am doing them right, though. They seem so . . .small!

TrinityRhino Fri 30-Aug-13 09:06:57

ok I was crap, only did 20 squats

partly forgetting I was doing this and when I remembered I decided it was too late hmm

I am useless

dottypyjamas Fri 30-Aug-13 14:01:57

Right, I'm a day late but I'm in! Will start this evening, dd is 11 weeks and the weight on my legs and bum has definitely stuck around sad hopefully with this and c25k I'll get my legs back!

Also thanks for the links pantone - v useful as I'm never sure I'm doing these things right!

minniemagoo Fri 30-Aug-13 14:10:38

Ooh I'll join and start today. Am AWFUL for starting these things and backing out so it would be great to have some motivation!
Tks
Mm

tigerchair Fri 30-Aug-13 18:57:18

50 squats done, just need to do the crunches before wine time smile

UseHerName Fri 30-Aug-13 18:58:57

I've been doing the squats just - the aches in my legs are far more noticeable compared to doing maybe 20/25 km on my exercise bike!

UseHerName Fri 30-Aug-13 19:02:07

more 'noticeably', I mean! i am literate - honest!

Capitola Fri 30-Aug-13 19:02:45

I'm in although I am very bad at crunches.

UseHerName Fri 30-Aug-13 19:02:58

noticeable, oh never mind - i think the post-work half bottle of wine has cancelled out the squats blush

LovelyMarchHare Fri 30-Aug-13 19:03:58

Can I start in the morning? I've just poured some wine.

MrsPennyapple Fri 30-Aug-13 19:18:14

I'm in! Will watch the videos tonight and will either start tonight or tomorrow morning.

bringonyourwreckingball Fri 30-Aug-13 20:20:06

I'm in. I need to do this. I did do the squat challenge once before and everyone noticed the difference. And it's do-able with my lifestyle unlike just about everything else

KatoPotato Fri 30-Aug-13 20:25:43

I'm in! I do weighted (15kg) squats at the gym but only 3 sets of 12 reps... Interesting to see how this builds! Will do once DS in bed, he's up late because we're waiting for his bedding to dry in the tumble (slattern mother emoticon!)

BJR Fri 30-Aug-13 20:51:57

Well I've managed day 2 of squats but no sit ups so far today and I'm already on my third glass of wine. I think fitting the squats in is much easier.

UseHerName Fri 30-Aug-13 21:50:39

just did another 50 in between wine and crisps wink

MrsPennyapple Sat 31-Aug-13 15:36:50

Day 1 for me and have just done 20 of each, hope to fit in some more later in the day.

LongWordsBotherMe Sat 31-Aug-13 20:13:09

Please can I join in? Have just done 50 of each while waiting for ds1 to drop off (still waiting for that!). Hoping that writing it on here will keep me motivated each day.

nextphase Sat 31-Aug-13 20:22:39

Can I just get this straight? If I start tomorrow (1 sept) my exercises go like this:
1st - 50 crunchies, 50 squats
2nd - 55 crunchies, 55 squats
3rd - 60 each, or rest day?

end of month 150 each (ish)?

Cheers, I'm in, just not sure if I rest on the third or fourth!

ijustwanttobeme Sun 01-Sep-13 10:11:59

am thinking smile, of starting today. However...

I'm not very good with crunches- always end up with neck ache. So I might alternate with 30 second / minute of planking, increasing in 15 second intervals.

What do you all think, given that it's meant to be a squat/ sit up challenge? grin

therumoursaretrue Sun 01-Sep-13 10:18:06

I'm in, have done the squat challenge before but need a kick up the ass to get motivated again. Will start right now actually smile

Mintyy Sun 01-Sep-13 10:21:31

Marking place to read properly when have time.

SerotoninCanEatTomorrow Sun 01-Sep-13 10:44:54

I'm in too - will start today as September is the perfect month to do a 30 day challenge smile

Was a little very drunk last night so feeling a little queasy, hope I don't vomit lmao

LongWordsBotherMe Sun 01-Sep-13 20:17:51

Did 55 of each this evening. Noticed the squats more than yesterday. Does there come a

LongWordsBotherMe Sun 01-Sep-13 20:18:35

Oops a point when crunches become any easier?

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