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!

DottyboutDots Wed 18-Sep-13 18:57:47

Where are you all?? I'm on 105 now and ..... have lost 5cm from my bum and 3 from my stomach. I have combined it with a diet but then just knacker me now and don't leave me with a sore bum after.

LovelyMarchHare Thu 05-Sep-13 19:07:21

On 65 today. Not sure I'm doing the squat right as not been that achey. Going to try and get down a bit lower next time.

BJR Wed 04-Sep-13 06:30:32

65 of each yesterday and legs are a bit achy this morning. How's everyone else getting on?

DottyboutDots Tue 03-Sep-13 16:28:43

My bum hurts.

nextphase Tue 03-Sep-13 14:40:25

I've been splitting them - so yesterday 30 squats, 30 crunhies, 25 squats, 25 crunchies with a small gap between

DottyboutDots Tue 03-Sep-13 11:29:05

Still got 30 squats to do. Should be doing that rather than typing about it.

SerotoninCanEatTomorrow Mon 02-Sep-13 22:24:32

Just about to do 55 squats, 55 crunches and 55 Russian twists - cos I can smile

minniemagoo Mon 02-Sep-13 12:09:23

Ok day 3, just did 65 squats watching toddlers and tiaras after picking ds up from school. Find watching tv keeps my head up.
Am dreading the crunches : hence I'm on Mn instead : will prob have to split them. Have not been able to do them in one go.

MrsPennyapple Mon 02-Sep-13 11:32:34

ijustwanttobeme I always get neck ache too, I keep watching videos to get the technique correct but I just can't seem to do it! And getting my shoulder blades off the ground is an impossibility just now.

towerofjelly Mon 02-Sep-13 08:36:29

I'm in starting today. I've done a lot of sitting on my arse recently. Might get DH involved he's starting to look a bit flat in the arse department.

DottyboutDots Mon 02-Sep-13 08:27:54

Doing russian twists instead of crunches but now on 65. My kness hurt during squats so do them in 20 set intervals. .

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

Oops a point when crunches become any easier?

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

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

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

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

Marking place to read properly when have time.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

just did another 50 in between wine and crisps wink

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.

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!)

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

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

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

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