Are you looking for some daily inspiration? Take part in our 30-Day Squat Challenge. Our clinic is on a mission to build strong active bodies!
To make this challenge achievable and easy to follow, Day 1 starts at 50 squats. Add 5 extra squats each following day until you hit 160 squats by day 30. The squats can be done in intervals or sets until you hit your daily goal. Rest days are taken every 3rd day to promote recovery. These are only baseline numbers so feel free to step up the intensity by increasing the number of reps or add weight to your regimen. Jump squats could be even more challenging; Go for it!
The 30 Day Squat Challenge can be done in the gym, at home, or work and takes only 5-10 minutes each day. There is no room for excuses here.
Squatting is a highly effective compound exercise that targets multiple muscle groups. It helps improve balance, core stability, and prevent injuries. Improve the tone in your legs, abs, and butt with this functional exercise.
Some key points to focus on when squatting.
- Establish a firm base; feet shoulder width apart; Keep your knees aligned over your toes
- Don't let your knees flex beyond your toes during the lowering phase of the squat; pretend you are sitting backwards into a chair
- Breathe; inhale during the lowering phase and exhale as you drive upwards
- Keep your core and abdominal muscles engaged at all times to promote neutral spine
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