#ABSquattingchallenge Day 13

June theme: The Extra Mile
Lockdown Day 81
Monday 15/06/2020

Hey everyone.
Welcome to one(zee)hundred Monday squats to get into the week! 😁 Wrap up, work out and wiggle into shape.

Praying for you each, a blessed day

Proverbs 15:31
The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.

Are we humble enough to listen to correction and take heed?
Are we wise enough to look and listen?
Do we have the ears to hear truth?

Remember that everything you feed your eyes, ears and mouth, WILL HAVE an effect on you somehow.
Where do you abide, and what do you fill yourself with?

Remember. It’s just ONE SQUAT.
The extra mile is how far you go after that!!

Stay safe
Stay sane
Stay sensible
Stay Squatting


Long Term Squatting Strain: Thoughts

Does high rep, long term squatting put excess pressure on the knees?

So, I guess that different exercises will have different strains, pains and impacts on different bodies.
– Make sure that you are not outside of your realistic range
– Do the best form that you are able to
– Be consistent. It’s not an exercise; it’s a lifestyle

My personal experience:
I’ve been squatting pretty consistently for more than 20 years now (comes with Jiu- Jitsu territory! – lol), and I am only just getting started with understanding them now. Squats were always my biggest fear as a kid and teenager.

I used to struggle with painful and stiff knees all through my teenage years, which made exercise a nightmare.
I can now attribute that to excess weight, and a severe lack of effective training (and not enough squats).

Since starting to teach Jiu- Jitsu full time in 2014, I have averaged around 200 squats per class day, and have felt the profound effect that consistent squatting has had in strengthening my muscles, tendons and ligaments, all across my body.
In that time, squats have become strangely comfortable

Squats used to be my punishment.
Now they are my reward.

One day at a time.
One squat at a time