I bet you`ve seen the picture above many times before. The message is obvious: if you want a great looking ass, you have to do squats. Let me tell you, that this part of my body was always a major concern for me. I always wanted it to be bigger :). I don`t know to which generation you belong to, but big booties are in right now. My mother doesn`t get it, she always makes fun of me, that I am the only girl she knows, that wants a bigger butt :). I don`t want it because it is popular, I just like muscular women with curves. Because I can`t do much about my small breast size (getting implants is not an option) I will focus on getting a nice behind ;).
My relationship with sports.
Let me tell you about my relationship with sports. The fact that PE was my most hated subject in school says it all. Despite coming in last while running track, I also have a phobia of balls (yes that exists). I was however good at dancing, gymnastics and fitness. I don`t think there is a problem with my physical capabilities, but I do think there is a problem with the way our teachers approached us.
I had to change my lifestyle 2 years ago, when I passed out two times in a row and hurt my self the second time. I had to quit smoking and start to workout. I started with walking and then running. I must admit I am still not fond of running, but I love the feeling afterwards. Then I started lifting weights at my boyfriends place. Now that was something for me. Unfortunately I stopped 4 months ago because of the blood (and time) sucking school.
I am joining a new gym on Monday and I must admit I feel a bit silly to start right after the New year. Besides going to the gym I believe the 1.1. is also an ideal date to start my 30 day challenges. I`ve chosen the 30 day squat challenge and the 30 day plank challenge.
The 30 day squat challenge workout schedule:
I have decided to spice things up a bit by adding a 12kg (25lbs) kettlebell to the mix. I am not sure if I will be able to do 250 squats with the kettlebell. I will do as many as I can with the weights and finish off by just squatting. For now I didn`t have any problems completing 50 on day 1 and 55 on day 2. I do however divide them in to 2 halves, in between which I plank.
I do think 50 squats are to much for a beginner, so you can adjust the difficulty and start with 10. It is important that you progress and that you perform the exercise correctly and regularly.
How to perform the correct squat?
It is important to do squats the correct way to avoid any injuries.
Will anyone join me? If anyone already did it, I would like to hear your thoughts and comments.