Today will be Day #6, so that's 75 squats. Wish my legs luck, because for Days 2-5, I've definitely been feeling the burn (even on the "rest day")!!! Sometimes it's hard on my knees (is that a sign that I'm getting old? If so, pretend you didn't read that.), so I'll take short breaks in between. I've been completing the challenge every day so far!
So, what are squats and what do they work out? Here's the Wikipedia answer:
In strength training, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quads (vastus lateralus medialis and intermedius), hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developingcore strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with the proper form.
Squats are fairly easy to do, and look at all the advantages listed!
I'm doing my squats plain for this September challenge, but next month I want to continue and add some small weights.
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