Adding Squat Jump reps to your squat challenge will increase your heart rate, strengthen muscles, and burn calories.
This type of squat is just like it sounds, do a squat and then jump up with your hands over your head, out is front of you, or in prayer position. That’s how I do them because I’m praying I won’t die from my heart beating out of my chest. I looked up some YouTube videos to make sure I was doing them properly.
I’m really out of shape and find this exercise very difficult. For my challenge I have tried to add them in, but find it difficult to do many reps one after the other. However the difficulty, I recognize how doing a jump squat can increase my fitness level. I just need to take it slowly while building up the reps. I definitely do not want to get injured and set myself back on my fitness and weight loss goals.
Be cautious if you are new to exercise or have a lot of weight to lose like I do.
Day 21: 3:09 – After completing my make up squats from yesterday, I decided to wait until later to do my squats for today. YAY! I did them before going to bed, and at a decent hour.
Day 22: 2:57 – DONE! And it’s only 10:30am. It is a slow
Sunday morning, but I’m self-employed and my weekdays can sometimes feel like a
Sunday. There’s usually not a valid excuse for me to not get my squats done
early. I tried to do a squat jump. Oh my! I’m pretty good a jumping rope, but
these jump squats are killers. Just like the full squat, the more I do the
better I will get.
Day 23: 3:10 - It’s 10:40pm….so much for getting my squats done early. As I started my reps, I thought my energy was good, but as I continued I definitely decided mornings are better for energy. I mentioned on day 18 how I enjoyed doing squats right before bed, but I also find benefits to doing them in the morning. I guess I should consider 200 squats a day and split them for am squats and pm squats. I love the way I am feeling from doing this squat exercise challenge.
Day 24: 3:07 – I’m amazed that I haven’t missed any of this challenge. I have forgotten to do them a few times, but made up for it the next day. I plan on continuing doing daily squats after the challenge is over. I also love the idea of challenges, and will find a new challenge for next month. Exercise should be fun. Declaring a challenge tests my dedication, and encourages me to find ways to push myself within the challenge, like a squat jump. Phew….they kick my butt.
Day 25: 3:05 - Today was a healthy and creative day. I had a jewelry-making lesson with a friend, and then went to the park and walked 2.34 miles. After my walk, I did my 100 squats. I also picked some wild dandelion greens from my yard for a yummy green smoothie. Today is the kind of day I would like to have everyday. I just need to work out the logistics when I have massage appointments.
Adding reps of a squat jump to your routine is a great way to burn calories while toning your butt, calves, and thighs. It’s also a great for strengthening your core muscles, and especially fantastic for those who love to workout at home with little to no equipment.