That's totally fine being skeptical. I don't really take fitness as seriously I guess. For me that's okay because I'm not trying to have a dramatic transformation or anything. I know I'm not as fit as you and I do get sore from doing multiple squats without weights. As long as I get sore (in a good way or course) I'm going to keep doing it until I don't get sore anymore.
I think we can all agree that doing squats is better than not doing squats, right? :)
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9/16/13 10:22 P
I am aware of that, thank you... but there are far more effective exercises for cardio (ie: endurance) than squats. Squats are generally more effective for strength training as opposed to endurance training (ie; running, jumping, cycling, etc). Like I said, if it's about the challenge and you already have a strength training program... go for it.
However, I don't see how a strength training program involving weighted squats doesn't increase endurance as well. I'm pretty certain that considering I do 150 lbs weighted squats that I could handle 200 bodyweight squats. Building strength and endurance are not mutually exclusive... it's not as though there is a cut off that determines whether or not you're exclusively increasing strength or endurance.
I would also think that building endurance is functional for things like hobbies/sports. I am not quite sure I understand the purpose behind being able to perform hundreds of squats at a time.
Sorry to come off so skeptical, I realize you're just doing this for fun and that's fine. I'm just looking at it for functionality and efficiency.
I would love to do this challenge, since I ride my bike twice a week for about 11 miles and have several hills. I can also squat 190 lbs now using the machine. But, I cannot say whether I could do the 200 squats. At the same time, I have a bad back, so I think it will tire out sooner than my legs will, so I probably won't attempt this. I'll have to think about it.
I understand what your saying but I'm doing this for fun and the feeling of accomplishment when I'm done with the challenge. Also I don't do much cardio and I thought this would be a good cardio type workout added with the weight training I already do.
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9/16/13 6:00 P
You can accomplish the same results if you lift a challenging weight (or use resistance such as in the form of resistance bands) in less than 1/4 of the time it takes you to do 200 body weight squats. That way you'll have more time to perform a full body compound routine. I guess it's fine if you're just doing it for the badge or can only perform 8-12 body weighted reps until muscle fatigue but it's really ineffective compared to weighted squats.