Workout Wednesday! 100 Squat Challenge

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am so excited to be doing Work Out Wednesday again.  I will be starting off with challenges on Wednesdays to get back into the swing of things.  You can definitely expect to see some videos again in the future as well.

This Wednesday I challenge all of you to complete 100 squats by the end of the day.  If you are feeling crazy, you can do them all at once.  If the sound of 100 squats sounds like a crazy amount to you, break it up!  Do 10 during every commercial break as you watch your favorite tv show tonight…..or do 20 each time you take a trip to the restroom.  However you do it, just make sure to complete 100 before you go to bed tonight.  You can do it!

100 squat challenge www.eatmovelivelove.com

Why squats?

Squats strengthen many different muscles all at once.  You are working your quads, hamstrings, calves, and glutes every time you squat.   It also causes you to engage your core and back muscles.  You get a lot of bang for your buck with this move.

Strong legs are so important…..especially as we age.   Strong legs are critical to maintain balance and mobility.  Maintaining strong leg muscles is also the #1 way to prevent bone fractures verses consuming massive amounts of calcium supplements and other bone strengthening drugs.  If you are younger like me this might not seem all that important to you right now but what we do (or don’t do) today will affect us later in life.

In doing this challenge, make sure that you maintain perfect form with each squat.  Take your time to make sure your form is on point.  Don’t rush through the movement.  Refer to my picture above to make sure your form is correct.  Make sure to protect those knees by not allowing them to go past your toes when you drop in to squat position.

Let me know once you complete the challenge by commenting below!  Happy squatting!

 

 

 

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