It seems that the 30 day squat challenge that was released by Tribesports continues to get positive reviews from many different kinds of fitness people ranging from the average jogger to the serious marathon runner. We will briefly be looking at the breakdown of this challenge, why and how it works.
Firstly why it works is very self-explanatory when we look at the incredible results that bodybuilding and powerlifting have got from doing squats over the last 50 years. It does not just put muscles on your legs, it does a lot more than that when squats are done correctly even with no weight at all.
The 30 day squat challenge is something that has been put together specifically for runners but the gains have been seen that go way beyond just leg strength which is something that is not unexpected. The advantage of doing squats as any sports person will tell you is core strength which is something that goes beyond just your ability to run faster or longer.
The 30 day squat challenge recommends that you start with 50 squats a day and increase the amount of extra squats that you do every day by 5 squats every day. After 30 days you will be doing 250 squats at one time and doing that without resting means that you are certainly a lot stronger than you used to be.
But more importantly your general leg endurance and stamina will have increased and for the average jogger or marathon runner and this could be invaluable as it certainly will allow them to improve their times. We need to look briefly at how to do a squat correctly.
Form is everything when doing a squat, it always has been and always will be. How you do a squat is directly proportional to the results that you get from doing squats. The most important aspect when doing a good squat is to always make sure that your knees never go beyond the point of your toes as you bend your knees.
This means you need to stick your bum out as you go down and feel the stretch on your Achilles tendon as you push from your heels upward. The flexion needs to come from your hip and if you are squatting correctly all the weight of your body is going directly onto your quadriceps.
If you are a runner and would like to improve your strength in your legs and get the benefit of squats you should try this challenge. You will see the advantages very quickly of increasing your core strength.