Bodyweight Squat Challenge

85 Competitors / 59 Champs / Beginner

Complete 1 squat that is your own bodyweight while maintaining perfect form!

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Summary

There’s a reason why legs are called “wheels”: If they’re weak, the entire body can crash. Legs have the most important job out of all the muscle groups. Often times, people don’t understand how important their legs are until they become injured and can’t us... more

There’s a reason why legs are called “wheels”: If they’re weak, the entire body can crash. Legs have the most important job out of all the muscle groups. Often times, people don’t understand how important their legs are until they become injured and can’t use them.

Squats are the best overall leg exercise. They tax the entire leg, promoting muscle growth and endurance. The bodyweight squat challenge, which utilizes only the participant’s bodyweight, is a great way to build better legs.

The bodyweight squat challenge is a simple but demanding trial. It requires the participant to perform as many squats as they can in one minute.

The squats must be fluid and consistent. Once the participant gets to the bottom of the movement, they must come back up immediately. And once they hit the top, they must lower themselves again. The entire motion is done without rest

When squatting, the back needs to be straight and the head has to be up. Keep the feet shoulder width apart. Hands can be placed on the hips or across the chest.

The bodyweight squat challenge should be done with proper breathing and control. When those two components are abandoned, the challenge should be abandoned.
 
Once the one-minute bodyweight squat challenge has been mastered, it’s time to make it more challenging. Do the following:

- Increase time: Go from one minute to two minutes. After that, bump it up to three or four minutes.

- Go slower: A slow tempo is what recruits muscle fibers. The more muscle fibers that are recruited, the more the legs benefit.

- Pause and flex: When you get to the bottom, breathe in and pause for a moment before coming back up. Once at the top, flex the thighs hard for a moment before going back down.
 

The bodyweight squat challenge creates physical and mental toughness. If performed 2-3 times a week, the participant will quickly find themselves with a pair of impressive new wheels.

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