The 30 Day Squat Challenge is all over social media, but does the 30 day squat challenge really work? Well, that’s just what we’re going to discuss in this latest article. The latest in fitness trends are these ‘30 day’challenges where users complete a set task each day, then post their daily progress on sites like Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #30dayfitness or in this case #squatchallenge. The challenge makes lofty promises, like toning up your legs and butt muscles, and giving you the perky, round butt you’ve always dreamed of. But again, the question is – does the 30 day squat challenge really work?
The Concept Behind the 30 day Challenge
While there are several variations of these 30 day challenges, the basic concept for all of them is generally the same. To complete the challenge, you’re given one different exercise to do each day. The amount of time spent slowly progresses each day so that you gradually build up your core body muscle strength. By the time you reach day 30, what would have seemed impossible on day 1 is now meant to be a relatively easy achievement. An example of this with the squat challenge is starting with 50 squats on day one, and working up to 250 squats by day 30.
So Does the 30 day challenge Work?
The answer to this question varies, and it really depends on what your goals are, and how you live your life beyond the challenge. No fitness challenge or regime will work the same for every person. We are all unique, and our gender, genetics, what we eat, our level of activity outside the challenge – these all factor in to the results. If you are and always have had a slender body-shape, it’s going to be tough to get a booty like Kim Kardashian, no matter how many squats you do. Likewise, someone with Kim Kardashian’s body type would never be able to exercise herself into the frame of Kate Moss – no matter how many 30 day challenges she completed!
Additionally, getting fit and in shape requires a variety of exercises. While it is admirable to build to the ability of completing 250 squats in one day, there are other muscles in the body you should be working on as well, in order to achieve full-body health and fitness. Further, the challenge can set unrealistic expectations for beginners. Doing 50 squats in one day may not be realistic for you to start. Don’t blindly follow the instructions to the point of injuring yourself – listen to your body and progress with weight loss and fitness at your own pace.
That is not to say there isn’t a fitness value to be gained from doing a 30 day challenge like these – especially if it puts you on the road to a lifetime of fitness and healthy living. From personal experience I can tell you that Desi and I have done the 30 day challenge with great success. However, if not approached exactly right you will not get the miracle results you’re looking for. So, take the pictures you see flaunted on the challenge websites and social media with a grain of salt. Be realistic about what you want to achieve, and what your goals are. These challenges are a great way to kickstart healthy living and can really help shape and tone when done in accordance with a healthy diet and additional forms of exercise. But don’t feel like you failed because you didn’t turn into the models in the ads in a month’s time.
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