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30 Day Squat Challenge - anyone up for it?!

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catanddog Tue 19-Mar-13 09:52:41

Anyone fancy trying the 30 day Squat Challenge with me (Google it!) My bottom could certainly do with some toning, and having heard about this I thought I might give it a go....
So here's the deal -

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

HeySoulSister Tue 19-Mar-13 09:53:27


I'm off to google!

inquisitivemummy Tue 19-Mar-13 10:05:39

Im gonna give it ago......gona go on Google now!

catanddog Tue 19-Mar-13 10:08:53

yey.....say you're in!

inquisitivemummy Tue 19-Mar-13 10:18:50

Im in lol. I cant even get it up on you tube but i will later. Do you have to hold the squats for 2seconds? Just wonderin cause i heard you did.......that would wreck me!!

GuyMartinsSideburns Tue 19-Mar-13 10:22:00

Oh I will! grin

When are we starting? Now?

GuyMartinsSideburns Tue 19-Mar-13 10:28:53

Right did my first 50 smile My left knee clicked every time grin I'll be interested to see how I look after the 30 days, a few years back I did squats and my thighs started to look really good.

FreakoidOrganisoid Tue 19-Mar-13 10:53:25

Is it just normal squats or a variety of different ones? Do you use weights? I imagine 250 squats takes quite some time...

CooEeeEldridge Tue 19-Mar-13 11:01:01

I'm in! I've also signed up to a 10 push up, 50 sit up thing a day too so I'll add this in! My figure is ok, but my bum is massive!

Wewereherefirst Tue 19-Mar-13 11:03:34

Ooh I'm game for this. I may not be so keen after day 1 though grin

HeySoulSister Tue 19-Mar-13 11:20:31

I'm considering.....

Persuade me someone... I do them in shred but how should they actually be done?

WednesdayNext Tue 19-Mar-13 11:26:18

I'm in! My fat arse needs the exercise

WillYouDoTheFandango Tue 19-Mar-13 11:42:47

I'm in! I'm 13 weeks post-baby and didn't put any weight on while pregnant (GD) but have more than made up for it since and now have inner thighs that rub together. Off to google. Good luck everyone.

catanddog Tue 19-Mar-13 11:46:26

Good am delighted to have company! Planning on doing them during DD's nap, was going to do normal "feet shoulder width apart and hover bum over imaginary chair" type squats, but I've read that you can do fancy ones with weights or even jump squats....

GuyMartinsSideburns Tue 19-Mar-13 11:57:24

Weights sound good, like on the shred isnt it? (vaguely recalls doing the shred... blush )

Maybe I should do the same amount of crunches or something too

catanddog Tue 19-Mar-13 12:08:57

was thinking of adding the crunches too - think doing squats with weights 100 times might kill me!

Ok normal weightless squats for me plus the same number of crunches!

GuyMartinsSideburns Tue 19-Mar-13 12:18:05

Ok I'll do the crunches later, prob this eve as Ive just eaten and Im off out shortly. Tomorrow I'll attempt the squats with weights but I cant see that happening every time... grin

HeySoulSister Tue 19-Mar-13 13:07:10

Ok.... Just done 50 squats. Will see if I feel anything tomorrow.

Can't imagine doing 250!!!

HeySoulSister Tue 19-Mar-13 13:07:54

We doing crunches as well??

Is everyone doing crunches?

KatoPotato Tue 19-Mar-13 13:10:35

I'll join! Could get very boring otherwise!!

KatoPotato Tue 19-Mar-13 13:10:59

We could mix it up and add oblique crunches on alternate days?

ddsmellysocks Tue 19-Mar-13 13:20:27

I'm off to try

catanddog Tue 19-Mar-13 13:20:38

Mixing up crunches might keep it interesting or do 10 normal, 10 oblique crunches to each side, 10 double crunches, and 10 reverse crunches, and then keep adding to them.

Sleepwhenidie Tue 19-Mar-13 13:25:15

Ahem - health and safety here everybody your knees, especially when you are getting to later stages and doing loads of squats (and may lose form a bit). Make sure they stay behind your toes.

As you were...grin Good luck!

Attackofthefiftyfootwoman Tue 19-Mar-13 13:31:05

i'm in !! just did the first 50 and DS2 told me I was wierd (nothing like support hey? hmm)

up for doing crunches as well. My problem areas are my tum and my bum.

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