In my last post, I mentioned how I should increase weights because I was comfortable with the current amount I was lifting, but with the tight schedule this week, I was only able to do quick at-home work outs that used NO WEIGHTS.
Usually I would be able to fit in driving to the gym, having a good work out, and driving back home, but I was starting a new job this week (yay!) so each day consisted of 8.5 hours of work + 2 hours of transit + X hours of school related activities and events. I didn’t want to risk being late for work if I were to head to the gym beforehand so I chose to do quick work outs before leaving the house. Once I get adjusted with my schedule (hopefully this week), I will add more time for exercise into my schedule.
Here are the workouts for the week:
Monday, February 10 – 100 squats
Tuesday, February 11 – 100 squats
Wednesday, February 12 – 100 squats
Thursday, February 13 – 100 squats
Friday, February 14 – 100 squats
Saturday, February 15 – Weaklings Hiking Trip around North Vancouver (another Weakling can blog about this!)
The 100 squats I did everyday took me about 7-10 minutes to complete. Each day I woke up around 6:30am and jumped out of my bed and began doing these squats. Around the 25th – 30th squat, my legs began to burn but I kept going at it. Once I started feeling my heart beat increasing, I knew I was on the right track.
Many people overlook the correct squat form, so here’s a video to show you how to squat properly.
Squats are one my favourite exercises because it works out your ENTIRE BODY. Not only does it strengthen your legs, it works out the glutes, hips, thighs, and core!
There are countless articles on the benefits of squats. One of my favourite ones to read is “Squats: 8 Reasons to Do This Misunderstood Exercise” which talks about how squats can make your daily activities much easier to do, burn more fat, and prevent injuries.
Doing solely squats isn’t my ideal workout, but with the lack of time this is the exercise I resorted to. I really need to improve my exercise regime since my body still isn’t feeling sore the next day. I will experiment on some more exercise and update you next week! I will most likely to stick to the beginner’s weight lifting work out that I originally was doing earlier!
Okay, next week my goal is to update you on how sore my body is otherwise I will put $5 in the pot!
Challenge accepted. Here we go!