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    Someone told me in a sauna once, you never see a skinny bloke who does squats.

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    As a much younger man, I used to have really fit legs: quite large in size (quads and calves), fairly good power, loads of endurance and good anaerobic endurance. I rarely did squats with weights.
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    The most squats performed in one hour is 4,708 by Paddy Doyle in 2007.



    Dedication, dedication, dedication, that’s what you need
    If you wanna be the best, and you wanna beat the rest
    Dedication's what you need
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    ^ it's a wheelchair he will need in a few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Which part of the knee do you think is at risk of injury, kmart? And from what exactly?
    Sorry for late reply. I would imagine the knee tendons from repetitive stress injury (tendonitis or bursitis). But having looked at a bit of info on the Interweb, gradually working up to 1,000 squats should condition and strengthen your tendons accordingly. Good luck.

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    Yes, the gradual working up to it is meant to reduce the risk of any injury, and my tendons should be reasonably strong anyway as I excercise regularly and have for many years. Also, I warm up well before doing the squats so there should be plenty of synovial fluid in the knee joint to help with lubrication. The only injury I think I might be at risk of possibly getting is a muscle injury just above the knee so I monitor it each day and I will take a rest day if needed, but more importantly I must not add too many extra reps per day. Slowly but surely is the way to do it. For me, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Sorry for late reply. I would imagine the knee tendons from repetitive stress injury (tendonitis or bursitis). But having looked at a bit of info on the Interweb, gradually working up to 1,000 squats should condition and strengthen your tendons accordingly. Good luck.
    I warned Cujo about this regarding bench presses, but was ignored and abused by the trolling twat patrol.

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    480 squats today: 8 x 60

    In two or three days, I should be halfway to my goal.
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    Half way there for the 1,000 squat challenge now.

    Squats: 504

    Sit ups: 630

    I think I'll probably reach the 1,000 sit up mark before the 1,000 squats.
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    Join the Bake Club mate.

    You must be ripped now

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    Bake club?


    Whatever next?

    If you start a knitting club, gizzuz a shout.



    * I might be up for crochet too.
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    Nev, I wish I joined your challenge a few weeks back.

    Start back playing squash tonight, haven't played for years.

    A few dress sizes larger now then when I last played.

    I'll be stiff tomorrow and unable to walk on Thursday
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    ^You will hurt in places you didn't know you could hurt. I use to play social-competition squash as a teen, tried again in my 40's and almost turned to religion to get through the pain of the next few days. Golf is much easier on the body

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    600 squats today (10 x 60).
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    650 squats today (10 x 65)

    And ...

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    What improvements are you seeing without weight?
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    As for seeing improvements visually, I don't see any increases in leg muscle size
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    I'm sure you will do
    I do now. From the front, the quads definitely look bigger now, and from the side the shape is much more like it used to be when I was a fit young man - a slab of muscle that resembles a very large sirloin steak.
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    You get a chubby on doing them?

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    ^ No.

    Should I?
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    To be honest, it has become a bit more of a chore since I hit 500. Before that I did them every day (bar 2 days when I was too tired), I looked forward to doing them and it didn't take long to do them but it now takes me 20 minutes to do them. I usually do them after a run or walk so I'm not so full of energy and have been less enthusiastic to do them since reaching 500. So I haven't done them every day since then, just every other day, sometimes with 2 days between, but adding 20 or 30 more instead of just 10. However, today I did the squats before going for a run and that made it a bit easier mentally and physically. Can't wait to get to 1,000 and get it over with.
    Last edited by Neverna; 27-09-2019 at 07:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Sit ups: 630
    I think I'll probably reach the 1,000 sit up mark before the 1,000 squats.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    750 sit-ups (10 x 75).
    670 squats yesterday. Didn't do any today.
    800 sit-ups today. It felt easier than when I did 750 last week.
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    You are a machine Nev

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    Determination and discipline, Dill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I do now. From the front, the quads definitely look bigger now, and from the side the shape is much more like it used to be when I was a fit young man

    Nev, any chance of a few pics?

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    ^ this bestie thing has gone too far

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    Good luck, seems you are getting stronger legs and gluteus maximus by doing more and more of them. The more you do, the easier to becomes.
    I can do about thirty , possibly more at the moment, but I don't go too low down because I tore my miniscus last year and squats aren't' the best thing to do with knee injuries.

    I do the stairclimber which helps strengthen the legs and butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    670 squats yesterday. Didn't do any today.
    800 sit-ups today. It felt easier than when I did 750 last week.
    Well done Nev. Soon you'll have the best looking body in the mortuary.

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