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Bodyweight Squat Challenge

Bodyweight Squat Challenge

81 Competitors / 55 Champs / Beginner
35 Points for Starting
100 Points for Completing

Bodyweight Squat Challenge

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

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Bodyweight Squat Challenge Additional Information

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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Equipment

  • Barbell
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Bodyweight Squat Challenge Recent Activity

theraptor Online Pro logo logged a workout for 10/25/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 163 calories, and scored 849 points:
  • Jumping Jack  
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
  • Bodyweight Squat  
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
  • Bodyweight Lunge  
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
  • Burpee Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+60 points)
    • 10 reps (+60 points)
    • 10 reps (+60 points)
  • Plank  
    • 00:00:30 (+30 points)
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    • 00:00:30 (+30 points)
  • Tuck Crunch  
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
    • 30 reps (+25 points)
  • Push-Up  
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)
    • 10 reps (+30 points)

This workout is competing in 1 battle: Total Reps for the Push-Up.

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mathewchristy logged a workout for 10/25/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 1,252 points:
  • Bench Press  
    • 5 reps x 135 lbs (+83 points)
    • 5 reps x 185 lbs (+114 points)
    • 5 reps x 225 lbs (+139 points)
    • 5 reps x 275 lbs (+170 points)
    • 1 reps x 330 lbs (+71 points)
    • 1 reps x 345 lbs (+75 points)

    Attempted 355 but failed

  • Stationary Bicycling  
    • 3.02 mi - 00:10:00 (+550 points)

Peaking week to calibrate my 1rm on the big lifts

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midstsec 345....Great job Mathew!

AndyF77 Pro logo logged a workout for 10/24/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 12,315 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 179 calories, and scored 823 points:
Srinath Pro logo logged a workout for 10/24/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 6.71 miles of cardio, burned 1,167 calories, and scored 1,887 points:
Mykrinos logged a workout for 10/24/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted --- poundsPRO, did --- miles of cardioPRO, burned --- caloriesPRO, and scored 1,758 points:
  • Chest Dip  
    • 10 reps (+10 points)
    • 7 reps (+7 points)
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    • 7 reps (+7 points)
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  • Incline Push-Up  
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
    • 8 reps (+8 points)
  • Decline Push-Up  
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
  • Pull-Up  
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
  • Chin-Up  
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 5 reps (+30 points)
    • 6 reps (+36 points)
    • 5 reps (+30 points)
  • Pistol Squat  
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
  • Pistol Squat  
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
    • 8 reps (+24 points)
  • Modified V-Up  
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
    • 20 reps (+20 points)
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    • 20 reps (+20 points)
  • Hanging Knee Raise  
    • 14 reps (+14 points)
    • 14 reps (+14 points)
    • 14 reps (+14 points)
    • 14 reps (+14 points)
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    • 14 reps (+14 points)
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