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Are you up for the 28 day squat challenge?

Are you up for the 28 day squat challenge?

Using your own bodyweight as a means of exercise is easy, you don’t need any equipment; just yourself and a bit of motivation.

Squats are great for toning the legs and bum, and are so intense they involve almost every muscle in the body and increase flexibility and hormone release. The 28-day squat challenge is a toughie, as it requires your willpower above anything else. Miss a session, and you go back to square one.

A lot of squat challenges involve a 30-day programme, and often start at 50 squats a day, which let’s face it, is a heck of a lot for a beginner. Travel Strong’s Will Owen has come up with a squat challenge that starts with 20 squats a day, but requires you to do a whole number of different types of squat over the month.

There’s also an intermediate and advanced programme as well for well you feel you’ve really got the hang of it!

The basic counterbalance box squat simply requires you to stand with your feet shoulder width apart, with your arms out in front of you. Sit back and down onto a surface and let your bum touch the surface, without sitting down. You then return to your starting position.

If you’re feeling game and fancy a challenge this summer, why not try the 28 day squat challenge.

You can follow it here  and don’t worry – you do get a few rest days!

Good luck!

 

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Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running, strength training, Pilates and Yoga. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.

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