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Squat Challenge Week One is Go!

Week one of the 30 Day Beginner Squat Challenge is up and running, or squatting, now, with full instructions. find it here:

teamrhomboid.com/team-rhomb...

If you did not read it, there was a detailed explanation yesterday of why squats are so good, which you can read here:

teamrhomboid.com/in-praise-...

Good luck, have fun and happy squatting!

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Done...took four to feel like i was doing it right. 😊xx

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Day 1 done. Not going too deep as medial meniscus still bites back now and again.

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Just when they thought they had recovered from this morning's run, I impose 20 squats on my legs. I'm sure it will all be worth it in the long run, or should I say when I do my next long run?

Update - the whole family (except the cats) have completed day 1. Hubby has creaky knees 😮

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You're too soft on those cats Anne😄🐈xx

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Done! The instructions were helpful - think I might have been doing them slightly wrong in the past.

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Phew - 20 done at 23.51 (afternoon/evening shift at work!). Great instructions, I think I wasn't using quite the right technique before. Thanks Rignold!

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Rig.... can I do 3 sets of 10 through out the day?

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If needs be, Millsie, yes. You should work towards doing them in one session but initially you are just drilling the movement so as and when

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It means I stick with my physio instructions too.....she gave me squats some weeks ago to do daily. Similar instructions to those provided by yourself I am very happy to report,

I shall be moving to two session of 15 soon 👍🏼

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30??? no-one said I'd have to do 30 squats today :-(

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I beg to differ.

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Done but blimey my bum hurts! Probably shouldn't have done them after a run but hey ho 😩

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you get a day off tomorrow.

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Er.... no I don't. I forgot to start them yesterday (not a good start 🙂 ) so I've done 20 today and tomorrow is 30! Yikes. I can pose in the gym and look at myself in all the big mirrors.

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I did that this morning. As we are past the 12th there was only me and one girl n the whole gym, so I could indulge my inner narcissist to the hilt while doing shoulders.

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I usually can't get near the mirrors because of all the big blokes spreading their muscles.....

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I was actually too intimidated by the girl who was there today to do any posing. She dwarfed me musclewise and her workout intensity put me to shame too

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Haha! Don't think I was in your gym today Rig 😏

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Ok why not! Just finished 10k challenge so need a new one. I'll start tonight😀. Good ski prep.

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Started today. Day 1 done 💪

Thanks for the detailed instructions, don't think I've ever done them right before 🙄

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Giving this a go! My knees were clicking a bit - does that mean I was doing it incorrectly?

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no. As long as it is not painful, it is probably just cavitation. Like the clicking noise your knuckles make. It is just carbon dioxide being released in little bubbles in the synovial fluid with the change in joint pressure. The old wives tale that it will cause arthritis has no support in research.

If it is making a grinding noise or causing pain then it is a different matter.

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Thanks for that. No pain or grinding. Will carry on then, here’s to day 2.

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30 done. But I had to sit on a foam roller afterwards 😩

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