Over next three weeks, lets daily do 3 sets of 33 squats. Even 3 sets of 11 will be good enough to start with. The focus is on technique. Here is how you get started. Remember to take a selfie of your quadriceps and then compare them with a selfie 33 days later. No more pencil legs.
- Stand with your toes behind a line on the floor.
- Put a chair / stool 6-9 inch behind you.
- Stand tall with your hands out-stretched.
- Have your feet shoulder width apart.
- Keep your feet parallel to each other.
- Look straight ahead (unlike what I do in the video, I look down).
- While squatting down, don't arch your back.
- When you squat down, don't let your knees cross the line in front of the toes.
- The trick is to stick your butt further back such that when you squat, your butt touches the chair / stool behind you (further lower than in the photo above).
- Squat down over 3-4 seconds, as soon as your butt touches the chair / squat, come back up over 3-4 seconds.
- Avoid any jerky movements and focus on technique of each repetition.
- As soon as the form seems to be getting compromised, stop.
- Maybe start with 3 sets of 11 if 33 seem too many right now.
- Over next 1-2 weeks, build it up to 3 sets of 33. Trust me, it'll happen.
- Look at increasing the range once you can do 3 sets of 33 squats 3 times a day.
Enough theory. Let's get started. One rep at a time.
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