Now, the challenge comes to Shape (because you can never do too many squats).
Each day, dedicate a few minutes to the move(s) on the calendar—but keep up with your usual workout routine. On the last day, do the total-booty boot camp for your workout and feel the lower-body burn.
- Step 1: Master proper squat form.
- Step 2: Commit to dropping it low for just a few minutes each day. Step 3: Admire your hard-earned booty.
First, you’ll need to master a classic squat.
Squat with Kickbacks
“This variation fires your glutes right from the start,” says Silver-Fagan.
This variation helps you keep your torso lifted throughout the exercise, while giving your glutes extra attention.
Reaching Sumo Squat
“Adding the reach gets your calves firing,” says Silver-Fagan. “It also boosts your heart rate.”
Even a classic squat carves your core, but this oblique squat takes your ab workout to the next level.
Silver-Fagan likes this variation because it adds some shoulder mobility work to the mix.
This stance sets you up for the pistol squat that follows.
“Your glutes are forced to work harder as you stand upright and push your hips forward,” says Silver-Fagan.
These next two moves play with different planes of motion. First, you move laterally in this curtsey squat…
Then, you transition into a front-to-back motion in the split squat, explains Silver-Fagan.
Isometric Squat with Toe Taps
Silver-Fagan calls this the “booty burn” because your muscles have less time to rest.
“Adding in the pop squat gives your legs a breather after the isometric squat, flushing out the lactic acid, while also adding some cardio.”
The Final Superset Challenge
On the last day of this 30-day squat challenge, combine each move together for the following superset workout:
- Basic squat: 5 reps
- Kickback squat: 5 reps on each leg
- Sumo squat: 5 reps
- Reaching sumo squat: 5 reps
- Oblique squat: 5 reps
- Jump squat: 5 reps
- Narrow squat: 5 reps
- Pistol squat: 5 reps on each leg
- Curtsey squat: 5 reps each leg
- Split squat: 5 reps each leg
- Isometric squat with toe taps: 5 reps each leg
- Pop squat: 5 reps
Additionally to your 30 Day Squat Challenge, you might be willing to work out other parts of your body to stay toned and fit. For that you don’t even necessarily need to leave your home. Although you may opt for swimming, a yoga class or going to the gym, check out the 20 Minute Full Body Workout at Home to see if you like it.
This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Consult a licensed physician for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!
- 12 Essential Squat Variations to Try (2019, livestrong.com)
- 5 Ways to Supercharge the Squat (2013, acefitness.org)
- Tone and tighten your butt with this 31-day routine (2019, nbcnews.com)