I Tried a 30-Day Squat Challenge

I Tried a 30-Day Squat Challenge

When my editor asked me to take the 30-Day Squat Challenge, I more than welcomed the opportunity. Get paid to sculpt my booty? Yes, please!

I happen to love squats and would do them all day if I could (before you roll your eyes, I literally cannot even do one push-up. So, there’s that).

If I were to stick to anything for 30 days, it would need to be simple, straightforward, and easy to do from anywhere. I found a squat challenge online that focused more on building endurance than adding weight. Adding weight sounds like a good idea until you are packing weights in your overnight bag as you prepare to leave town for a weekend getaway (no, thanks).

I’m proud to say I stuck with the challenge for the full 30 days and my butt is looking perkier than ever! Hopefully, you’ll want to get on the squat challenge bandwagon too, so here are my 30-day squat challenge results!

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30-Day Squat Challenge Results

Below is my week-by-week journey to a lifted seat and more toned legs! Want to know how to do the perfect squat? Click here!

Week 1

I started in reasonably good shape, but (and I say this to my body with love) I wanted more lift and less jiggle.  30 Day Squat Challenge - Week 1

Week 2

It was crazy to see such a difference in one week! My butt already looked firmer and rounder. The first week wasn’t too challenging to complete. I started at 50 reps and increased by five each day with one rest day. I found it easiest to bang them out right away. Just wake up and get them done.30 Day Squat Challenge - Week 2

Week 3

Okay, this week got harder. The challenge increased by five and then after a rest day, jumped to 20. It wasn’t the burn that bothered me, but how long it took to do 100+ squats.

It gets boring after while. All you do is move straight up and down, up and down. I found that, although I was out of breath when I finished, each day, I felt stronger and capable of doing the next five without too much struggle. Also, my butt was looking JUICY.
30 Day Squat Challenge - Week 3

Week 4

Ugh, literally never want to do 250 squats again. Not because of the pain but because it’s just several minutes of straight-up bobbing. So. Boring. I’m proud of my progress and for completing the challenge, though! I can see and feel the results (specifically a firmer, perkier butt and stronger legs).30 Day Squat Challenge - Week 4

My 30-Day Squat Challenge Results

Here’s my week 1 vs week 4 30-day squat results together if you want to compare them (I’ll save you the time you would have taken to screenshot and do your own comparison). I’m going to progress by doing fewer individual reps each day from now on!
30 Day Squat Challenge - Week 1 vs Week 4

 

Here’s What I Did for My 30-Day Squat Challenge

I chose this particular squat challenge because it didn’t require any weights, bands, or anything but my body weight and commitment.

So, if you’re someone who doesn’t have the equipment or travels often, this might be the right fit for you!

Day 1: 50 squats
Day 2: 55
Day 3: 60
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: 70
Day 6: 75
Day 7: 80
Day 8: Rest
Day 9: 100
Day 10: 105
Day 11: 110
Day 12: Rest
Day 13: 130
Day 14: 135
Day 15: 140
Day 16: Rest
Day 17: 150
Day 18: 155
Day 19: 160
Day 20: Rest
Day 21: 180
Day 22: 185
Day 23: 190
Day 24: Rest
Day 25: 220
Day 26: 225
Day 27: 230
Day 28: Rest
Day 29: 240
Day 30: 250

30 Day Squat Challenge

Chelsea Frank

About

Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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