Its springtime and for our May fitness challenge we are dropping it like a SQUAT as we take the “SQUAT IT LIKE IT’S HOT!” CHALLENGE! Get your tee shirt and join us for a Squat Challenge that will help you understand the benefits for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results—fast!!!
This exercise should be a part of everyone’s routine! It is easy to do, require no equipment, and can be done just about anywhere! More importantly, although squats are often regarded as “leg and butt” exercises, they actually offer benefits throughout your entire body, including deep within your core…
The Top 4 Body Benefits of Squats
- Builds Muscle in Your Entire Body Not Just Legs and Butt. Squats help build your leg muscles (including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves), but you also produce growth of cells in other parts of the body which promotes body-wide muscle building.
- Build A Better Butt! Few exercises work as many muscles as the squat, so it’s an excellent multi-purpose activity useful for lifting and tightening your behind, abs, and, of course, your legs.
- Burn More Fat! One of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories is actually to gain more muscle so why not gain it where you know you really want it! For every pound of additional muscle you gain, your body will burn an additional 50-70 calories per day. So, if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, you will automatically burn 500-700 more calories per day than you did before.
- Help with Waste Removal! Squats improve the pumping of body fluids, aiding in removal of waste and delivery of nutrition to all tissues, including organs and glands. They’re also useful for improved movement of feces through your colon and more regular bowel movements.
The 50 squats and lunges must be completed every day and should be done in a row resting on Sunday. You just cannot do 5 one hour 5 another hour etc. and break them up.
If you miss doing your squats one day, you can make it up the following day. However, you cannot do your squats in advance. For example, you cannot do tomorrows squats today so that you can take tomorrow off. Missing a day should be a rare if not nonexistent occurrence.
If you do squats as part of your daily workout or WOD, they can count towards the daily 50. *Strive for Integrity. There will be no one watching over you or telling you to get them done. It will be up to you to be accountable for yourself.