I finished 300 squats in a day on May 19th. I did it because I wanted to prove to myself I could do it. I also did my full workouts as well. I did not see it as a "waste of time". Any time someone is motivated to move is NOT a "waste of time".
One thing for sure when you complete the challenge you will have completed a plethora of squats and will be able to do multiple squats in a row. Not sure what practical application that has as far as health and general fitness is concerned it is however an accomplishment.
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5/17/13 6:03 P
Like Coral said, huge waste of time. You build muscle/strength by pushing the muscle to exhaustation. Now of course you can do this by doing 100s of repeatitions leaving no time whatsoever to work other muscle groups. Or you can use a heavy weight and reach muscle exhaustation in 8-12 reps/3 sets. You would achieve the same results and be able to perform 4-5 alternative exercises for other muscles with the time you save.
Being a full body exercise I am sure some endurance and cardio benefits would result if the squat sets had enough repetitions, beyond that it is just a numbers game. If it gets them to workout every day there is that benefit also. I see one problem, I doubt that the ones doing this challenge are doing proper full squats, most likely only parallel squats. Best way I know to overstress the knee joint.
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5/17/13 1:33 P
+1 to what Coral said.
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2,322 5/17/13 12:30 P
Not sure what the point would be. If you want stronger leg muscles, the goal would be to add more weight, not do hundreds of squats. Seems like a big waste of time.
I started out with 30 and add 10 a day with no rest days. I am up to 280. So far I got 100 in. 180 more to go. My chiro has us doing it. I found that I like doing them on the vi-plate.
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89 5/16/13 1:35 P
This is the 30 day squat challenge:
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
I'm so up for doing it, seems a lot but if you do them in sets throughout the day you can easily get it done! Like starting with 20 in the morning, 10 around lunch and 20 before bed and then build it up as the days go on. I've google imaged pre and post squat bottoms and I want a post squat bottom! They do work.
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5/16/13 1:32 P
Sounds interesting...what does it involve?
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89 5/16/13 1:04 P
Just wondering if anyones done the 30 day squat challenge. I'm going to try it after seeing some excellent results on other sites. Will be tough but I'm looking forward to the challenge.
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