View Full Version : I Know Squat :)

08-27-2013, 03:33 AM
I am taking on a challenge in September that should be fun, in an odd sort of way. It is the humble air squat :) The challenge is is to do 30 air squats on Sept 1 and then add 5 each day for the month. Just an easy body-weight exercise that is good for hips and other things that can be done anywhere. Anyone interested in joining me?

08-27-2013, 05:38 AM
I'm in! I love squats. I'm in heaven at a squat rack (really!).

08-27-2013, 08:34 AM
I'm in. I actually started that a couple months ago, but then forgot about half a week in, so just stopped. I thought there was a rest day on Day 7. Are you including that or not?

08-27-2013, 09:00 AM
I'll give it a try. I'm supposed to do squats daily to help stabilize my wonky hip.

08-27-2013, 09:21 AM
It is nice to have the company :) I probably won't do a rest day but there isn't any reason why others can't. Air squats are a nice way to recover from some of the wilder things we do in my group training. So September 1st, here we come!

I hear you Dogmama, I love the squat rack as well!

08-27-2013, 09:30 AM
I'll join! It'll be a nice warm up on strength days and also something I can do in hotels (or airports!) when my fall travel schedule kicks in. Cool!

08-27-2013, 12:16 PM

I don't want to go for quantity because I basically can't even do one squat with good form - I don't have the flexibility in the low back OR in the ankles. But it's something to work on. I need to put a program back together, anyway...

08-27-2013, 05:26 PM
I'm in!

08-29-2013, 11:54 AM
Oakleaf, my trainer has me doing them with my hands against the wall. Not leaning on the wall, just using it for balance. Before that when I was in PT, I'd hold on to the side bar of one of the treadmills. This has helped me develop proper form.

08-29-2013, 12:29 PM
another good approach is if you have access to a TRX and hold the straps in hand when going down into the squat. The TRX is both easier and more difficult at the same time - easier because it moves with your body where the wall does't, and more difficult because it moves with your body...

08-29-2013, 06:23 PM
2 more days before we start :) I love challenges with myself and this is one my shoulder can't interfere with!

09-03-2013, 09:49 AM
How is it going? Sunday I did my 30 squats. Monday we did 100 air squats in our group workout so I decided that counted ;) I still need to do my 40 for today, probably tonight after I go for a walk after dinner. I DID do 30 1-legged TRX squats this morning in group training but that wasn't the same thing so I've decided they didn't count. More squats are good :)