Sep 11, 2012

Two Hundred Squats Update

Two hundred squats challenge

So how am I doing with the challenge?  I'd say so far ,so good.  I'm done with the first week and proceeding to the second week now.  There was already an increase in the repetitions per set.

First day of the 2nd week was yesterday and wow!  After the 5 sets with a maximum of 20 reps each, I could see sweat on my forehead and half of my face. It felt really great!



As we know, squats mainly target the thigh and leg muscles and the gluteus maximus or glutes.  There was a question on my previous post from Gaylee of House of Gaylee regarding the effect of squats on belly fat.  Her question reminded me that during my squats, I felt that muscle burning feeling mainly in my thighs.  Surprisingly, during the last two sets of the routine, I also felt my tummy getting hot.  It's then that I realized that it could also be doing something for the abs!  Can you believe that?  But not just relying on what I felt, I did a little research and this article did shed some light to this claim.  So it is not an unfounded feeling after all.  It does affect the abs and essentially, the whole body!

Oh I'm loving this challenge even more.  I think that even after I accomplish this, I'll continue to do squats as part of my workout routine.  In fact, I may even start with another challenge together with this.  I'm looking at starting the one fifty dips challenge sometime soon.  That way, I am working the lower body as well as the upper body.  It's time for some arm-toning exercises. 


39 comments:

  1. oh great...i tried it but really...i can't keep up
    congrats aileen

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  2. I keep on saying that I would start soon.. could somebody give me a spank so I really would? Plus the rain is putting a hold on my running sched. =( Ang galing mo! :)

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  3. Are you really serious about that spanking business? I would be honored lol! Nope I'm not magaling sis. I'm just trying to live longer by living healthier. When it's raining outside, I do jumping jacks and running in place indoors.

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  4. Just do things on your own pacing Reese. If not squatting, then something else that will not be too much for you. :-)

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  5. kaya nga ang galing kasi you're disciplined. I keep on saying i will start next week i will start next week. 1 year ago pa ata yun! hahahaha!

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  6. Squats and dips are great for strength building. I can't wait to get back to exercising after my surgery. -JB

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  7. Farida Jane TiongsonSeptember 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Good luck to you and looking forward to the time when you've finally reached your 200 squats! This is really a challenge I consider worth trying. Enjoy! :)

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  8. So proud of you!~
    Yes it does affect the abdominal muscles as well. When you squat the thigh muscles maintain the (squat) position while your ab muscles keep your upper body balanced.

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  9. After this week, 4 more weeks to go :-)

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  10. wow! congrats with your accomplishment. keep it up. hope you will reach your goal.

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  11. Had I known that, I would have done this a long time ago. I could also sometimes feel a burning sensation at the lower back...teehee I hope the back fat melts away too. At least now I know that when I have questions about muscles and all, I could ask you for free lol!

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  12. What can I say, you're amazing! You always seem to outdo yourself each and every time. In the end, you are reaping the health benefits. Way to go :)

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  13. Working for it, sis :-)

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  14. Guess what! You convinced me to do the initial test :D hahaha... I was only able to do 20 reps. Pero grabe ang sakit ng legs ko ha, nanginginig siya as in... Pag-iisipan ko pa kung itutuloy ko pa hahaha...

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  15. 200 squats??? Good for you sis! I'm starting to think on doing this --- in my dreams, hehehe!

    Visiting from CommEx Sept11.

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  16. 200 squats??? Good for you sis! I'm starting to think on doing this --- in my dreams, hehehe!

    Visiting from CommEx Sept11.

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  17. Congrats with your achievement. I'm sure you will be able to reach your goal very soon.

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  18. I really want to try this one...I wish I have the time and motivation. hehehe

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  19. I had tried squatting before but usually for a minute. So maybe I should try getting back to exercises to have a good health.

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  20. It's nice to see an update from you, I haven't started yet because I don't know how it will affect my back problem. So i figured I'll wait til I'm pain free before I start. Or perhaps I could ask my therapist if squats would harm me or not. Thanks for the inspiration you provide!

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  21. 200 squats? Wow! Congrats, sis! Such an inspirational post. Go, go, GO! ;-)

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  22. Wow! Thank you very much for the mention, hihi! Honestly, I also started doing some squats after reading your last post but only up to 15 reps as of this day. I know I can do this. Good luck on your arm-toning Sis! I'll try to follow your steps ;)

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  23. I'm impressed. I hope one day I can find a regular exercise regimen to get my butt off the chair. For now, I walk instead to taking public transpo. It is like hitting two birds with one stone: save money and get an exercise. :D

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  24. Just take it easy sis...it's important that you heal well first before you do anything strenuous. Get well soon!

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  25. Go ka na rin and do the squats lol! You'll enjoy it promise :-)

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  26. That's right, better consult your therapist first. We don't want any more injuries. Stay healthy Vera!

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  27. You hold a squat position for a minute? That's great!

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  28. It's only 3x a week. At a given day, depending on your overall condition, you can finish the 5 sets according to the workout plan in less than 10 minutes...

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  29. Thanks Dominique...still working on it but getting there somehow. :-)

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  30. No pain no gain sis hehehe....You can do it...read your post...so proud of you already :-)

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  31. Thanks so much Pepper...someone said I'm on a roll...I probably am hehehe...taking challenges once in a while is fun.

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  32. Yes sis. It made my thighs squirmed the whole minute. hahaha

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  33. Thanks for this update sis... I think I have to do some of the steps you are sharing here my legs are in need much now..

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  34. Ang galing naman sis! I hope I have the same stamina... Hehe. Tamad kasi ako magexercise. LOL.


    Mommy Maye

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  35. I started the first day of the 1st week last Monday. Today is supposedly my second day :D I don't know how far I can go hihihi...

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  36. I'm on the 3rd week now...it's getting harder waaahhh...carry pa naman hehehe...

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  37. Hahaha Jhari kaya mo rin yan...in reality, not only in dreams :-)

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