Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Training Reflections Day. 18

When I started this idea for a 30 day squat challenge the winter was looking fairly mild on the West Side of Michigan. We were having Spring like weather and for the first week and a half it was easy for me to get to the gym to do my squat workouts.

Things were going great for the most part, but now we seem to be experiencing a perpetual snow storm. The gym I go to is 15-20 minutes away from my home on a good day and anywhere from 30-50 minutes on an awful day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

30 day Squat Challenge Day 10 reflections

So I've been doing this squat thing for about 10 days now and it is strange in just 10 days how much stronger I'm becoming.

Well, I don't know about stronger actually since I haven't maxed out or anything, but instead how much easier it is to squat heavier weights for multiple reps and sets.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Why Squat? The Benefits of Training Your Legs pt. 2

So the last article in this series was mainly about two very important hormones that are increased due to squatting. These two particular hormones can have some pretty unique affects on the body in regards to training. Some of which I hope to cover in this second segment of the series

A lot of shallow gym going males are self-obsessed with how big their upper body is, in particular they are concerned about their arms. Yes I'm sure some of you have seen the photos of the people with the disproportionate upper body to their lower body. In the weight training world we call this chicken leg syndrome– do not be that guy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Day 4 Reflections of 30-day Squat

So how are you enjoying the 30-day Squat Challenge? If you have been with me since the beginning  you are like me you are starting to feel the effects.

I'm feeling run down and lethargic, but I am hoping that it will pass. If anything I am learning and what I sort of concluded before embarking on this quest was that slow and steady is going to win the race. This is a quest right? I feel like in the end there has to be some sort of riches like sexier legs and ass, and better lifts overall.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Why Squat? The Benefits of Training your Legs pt.1

Why squat? Klokov squats and you want to be sexy just like him.
The first challenge of this website is to do some sort of weighted squats for 30-days. If you are a real man or woman then this is being done under the weight of a barbell somewhere. However this is not necessary. We are already into the third day of the challenge and there are about 29 more to go.

If you are feeling the suck you may be asking yourself, "why am I doing this madness?" This article helps to serve that purpose. Notably, this article will be about the benefits of squatting with a barbell in the most general sense. There are tons of permutations on the classic exercise and they all hold unique advantages. However, for the sake of simplicity this article will be about the barbell back and front squats.

So why squat?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February: 30-Day Squat Challenge

I am issuing a challenge to my new readers to partake in 30-day squat challenge. These are to be weighted squats and preferably with barbells, but not limited to them.

The idea comes from a post over at the Tight Tan Slacks of Dezso Ban in regards to 100-day squat challenge powerlifter Cory Gregory did. 100-days sounds a little insane to me, but 30-days seems more doable.