Squat assignment for today:
Day 4 – Thursday
We’re halfway there! Push yourself for 4 more days! How’s your water intake? You should be consuming half of your body weight in ounces every day. With your check in today let us know how your water intake was.
Beginner – 5 reps of each squat style, repeat 3x = 75
Intermediate – 6 reps each, repeat 4x = 120
Advanced – 10 reps each, repeat 3x = 150
from Aunt Sharon > Well, I found some photos online for the SUMO SQUAT which show the feet alignment:
Also the Pulsing Sumo Squat:
- Start in second position with your legs opened wide to the sides and your toes turned slightly outward. Placing your hands on your hips, bend your knees, going as low as you can. Make sure your shoulders remain directly over your hips and your knees are in line with your feet.
- While holding second position, make small pulses up and down, moving about an inch.
I’m doing Intermediate Level: 6 reps each squat style x 4 sets
When you get to this many squats it becomes a lot more difficult to use good form. What is supposed to be 120 reps really = 48 more than that, if you count the alternate leg kicks and lifts done with the basic and narrow squats. Forty-eight more is a lot.
Tonight when doing them I felt the squats working my hips and back thighs that I didn’t feel previously.
Those SUMO SQUATS! I didn’t know there was a term for what I was doing about halfway through – pulsing, and counting the pulses as reps. I had no choice. It was either that or not do them. I felt my quads pulling beyond maybe what they should. Hey, my quads survived. I’m thinking of reversing the order of the squats so that I’m not doing the most difficult squats last. Or maybe I’ll do them at a different time than I do the others – SUMO in the morning and the others in the evening.
Whichever way, this is beginning to feel like a challenge.
My fluid intake is always good. Lots of filtered water throughout the day and evening.