Squat Circuit Challenge Update: Day 10 and 11

For the past few days, although I’m able to continue the daily challenges, I find myself having little time to spare to post updates. So in case I miss those update days, such as Day 10 and 11, I’ll just do a consolidated update on a rest day, like today! Hurray!

Day 10: 6 reps of each, 2 sets

This is the same as Day 3Β and so is relatively easy. I have little to say about this day’s challenge, except that it felt like a clam before the storm.

Day 11: 5 reps of each, 4 sets

True enough, Day 10 is just the calm. It took me so much time to finish Day 11’s challenge, on top of being dragged by my friend to the gym. So hello tired body!

You really start feeling it in the quads, glutes, and inner thighs. I don’t see any cellulite disappearing but I do feel the strength coming in. It’s progress!

Here’s a photo of me taken by my friend, doing my after squat stretches.

Quick workout for me, a bit of yoga showoff for Kaye.

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Hurray for rest days!

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Squat Circuit Challenge Update: Day 9

No, I didn’t miss the challenge. Whew! I just missed doing the update. My bad. I was recovering from an illness and it isn’t an excuse for skipping this relatively easy workout, I still wanted to fully recover so I was at a social media abstinence. I also avoided any continuous staring at monitors so as not to aggravate the illness.

Having said that…

Day 9: 9 reps of each, 2 sets
I can say that I am getting stronger. But rests on between sets are a must, especially if it’s the only workout you’ll be doing.

I now treat the first set as a warm-up and try to be more intense in the latter set/s. It’s no good to shock your muscles.

Cool downs have also become a requirement on my part. Otherwise, I get muscle cramps. So stretching the concerned muscles is a must.

Update on Day 10 coming right up!  πŸ™‚

Squat Circuit Challenge Update: Day 7

Finished today’s circuit at the end of the day, not because I forgot but because I didn’t have any time to squeeze it in. I attendedΒ two dance classes early this morning (almost missed it) and then went to the BDJ Fair near lunch to after lunch, then I went home to do some work.

I have to confess though, I did the circuit to wake myself up because what I’m reading for work is a bore. Enough about that. We don’t want to hear about work here unless it’s to work out, right?

Day 7: 8 reps of each, 2 sets

I think I’m getting stronger. But I have to pause in between sets now, about 5 seconds. I think I’m supposed to rest in between anyway, but only started it now. :p

I’m lucky that tomorrow’s a rest day. Today was a really physically challenging day.

Are you doing your squats?