Exercise, It is important!
The problem is that with our crazy schedules it becomes difficult to fit exercise into a day with only 24 hours in it. So I keep on looking for ways to incorporate exercise without having to go way out of my way.
I like short quick exercise routines that:
- I can do at home
- I can do with minimal equipment
- I can do in short periods of time but still feel I am getting a work out.
I love my rebounder, you will certainly see information on rebounding here on my site. I just pulled out my bicycle from under the house where I had it conveniently stored for the past 2 years. I wasn’t doing me any good in storage and it is a great way to add another type of exercise right at home. I love exercise that can be done using your own body weight as the resistance, so I am exploring more of these type of exercise routines.
I came across a website a few months back that I really like and have incorporated some of this in my weekly routine. The website is called 100 Squats a Day. As the name indicates they do one type of exercise that requires little more than your desire to do it. They do squats.
I was very excited when I found the site and equally excited to give it a try. 100 squats, how hard can it be? So after seeing a few videos I decided to give it a shot. I can tell you one thing right off the bat, they make it look a lot easier than it is.
The first time I tried it I did find it difficult to reach the 100 mark. I finally completed them in 2 or 3 sets. My legs were definitely burning and it definitely got the attention of my heart. 5-10 minutes later I was fine and went about my business. I liked it!
Next day…..I could barely walk! I was so sore for the next 2-3 days! That is when I decided to read the instructions on the site and learned not to try and bite off to big of a chunk the first time you try it.
Start with 10 and add more squats to each set every week until you are up to the 100.
The objective is to build your strength and endurance so you are able to do the 100 within 2 minutes. Not being used to this specific exercise it was hard on both my knees and hips initially. Here is what I learned:
- Start Slow
- Build up to the 100 squats a day
- It gets easier, over time
- Although I can do 100 I still do not do the 100 in one set. I usually do 4 sets of 25
- At first I would try and do them as fast as they do them in their videos. I forgot Tim Carr, the guy demonstrating the exercises, is a fit competitive ultra-marathoner. I am not! I do them much slower and in a much more controlled fashion. This works better for me.
After that rocky start, I rested, recouped and educated myself on the proper way to make this a regular part of my exercise program. I love it!
I have included a video below and check out their site >> 100 Squats a Day