She Did 100 Squats Every Day For 2 Weeks — Here’s What She (and Her Butt) Learned
If you are a sucker for a good challenge or you have a competitive streak in yourself, or maybe you are a fitness lover you can sign up for a workout challenge – 100 squats every single day for two weeks. If you are curious, just try it and the results will be amazing.
Of course, there is no way to have the strength to do 100 squats in one sitting, that is definitely, a level of fitness masochism. But the challenge is to do all 100 squats in one session, meaning that you can not break the squats during the day. It sounds difficult, but if you accept the challenge here are the four major takeaways from doing this challenge. It will worth it to accept the challenge.
Feeling of Cardio More Than Anything Else
If you do 100 reps of anything, it ends up feeling like cardio. You start sweating, panting, and cursing. Your cardiovascular system is kicked into overdrive and your heart rate increases, which makes you feel accomplished. After about 50 squats, probably you will breathe as if you have just taken a brisk run around the block. And, you may wipe the beads of sweat from your forehead, by the end of all 100 reps. There’s nothing wrong when you notice that this challenge will make you feel much more like cardio than strength training.
No Significant Changes in Your Butt
There isn’t any real difference in your butt. Many different trainers say that you need to add weights to your lower-body routine if you want to see booty gains, and there are many girls that say that is true. Air squats simply are not enough for growing your butt.
It Build Up Endurance in Your Lower Body
By the end of the second week, you will notice in your HIIT cardio sessions and some of your endurance runs that your legs are able to go an extra distance. That’s because your legs have been conditioned to withstand a big amount of squats every day. It will be an exciting when you see that all your hard work is paying off.
It Doesn’t Improve Your Strength Training
You won’t see any significant improvements in your lower-body movements, such as front squats, deadlifts, and hip thrusts. The fact is that doing 100 squats a day has its own advantages, but getting stronger in the weight room is definitely not one of them. This challenge definitely doesn’t give you any extra strength to complete them.
It is Almost Too Easy at the End
You will be surprised at how quickly your body adapts to new movements. By day 10, you will start to notice that you can get through the whole set without really breaking a sweat.
At the end, with any challenge, whether it’s for two weeks or 30 days, if you really want to see breakthroughs and improvements, you might have to incrementally make it harder for yourself as time goes on.
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