Something I am currently attempting to accomplish is a year long squat program where we do one squat a day for what day of the year it is (We are doubling the January values since the numbers are so low). Anyway, I want to get everyone's input on the squat program and what you think might be able to improve or help out along the way.
This is what the squat numbers will look like Jan 1st: 2 squats Jan 2nd: 4 Squats ..... Jan 31st: 62 Squats Feb 1st: 32 squats Feb 2nd: 33 Squats December 31st, 2011: 365 Squats
Total 67,291 Bodyweight squats in 2011
Does anyone have any idea what side effects or benefits will come from such high volume squats? Is it even possible for me to continue to do this when I get in to the later months?
the result will probably be complete boredom, extremely microscopic strength gains, and barely any hypertrophy.
my personal belief is that "squat program" would be better performed by soccer moms who just like to feel a bit of a burn in the buns & thighs, no serious "male athlete" should ever waste such time, unless, you meant putting your bodyweight on a barbell and squatting it that many times each day.. but i seriously doubt that's the case.
These first days are AWESOME! I just finished my 20 squats for today. I am thinking about using weight while the reps are lower, but the main point of not using weight is so I can do the workout anywhere I want. I have a weighted vest and a few dumbbells I am going to try out tomorrow and see how I feel!
An alternate solution I have been thinking about is instead of linearly going up in reps, I go up in Power so that if I feel like squatting heavy one day I can and not mess up my program...the main goal is to do some sort of squatting movement everyday this year.
Are you on a normal program, or even lifting weights at all? Why are you doing this? I guess it's admirable to stick with it, but what if you miss a day? This sounds like the most boring thing ever. How did you come up with the random number of squats? What the fuck is going on here?
For January I doing two squats a day: 2+4+6+...+60+62
For February to December I am doing the number of squats that is equal to the day of the year 32+33+34+...+364+365
January+Feb+...+December = 67,291
If I miss a day, which God help me if I do, I will have to make it up the very next day. The beauty of the program is that no matter where I am at I can do bodyweight squats so unless I get hurt I will be able to finish the program. It's been fun so far, and shouldn't take any more than 12-15minutes a day when I get up to the higher numbers. I am still lifting: deadlifting, leg presses, weighted squats (for now), I am just making the body weight squats 1st priority.