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Late summer challenge – the ski squat

By August 26, 2012 No Comments

Once again, as the summer wanes, we are having a challenge! As with all the Diets Don’t work challenges, we have chosen an exercise that can be done by anyone on a fairly even keel regardless of body shape or skill level. It really is for beginners to advanced. There will be a trophy for both best male and female, as well as a free PT session for both winners!! The challenge ends on the 30th of September. All current PT clients and bootcampers are eligible for prizes, but if you are not training with us have a go anyway – we will be happy to put you on the leader board and on our facebook page.

The ski squat is a timed exercise – once you are in position get your trainer to start the timer, and hold the position for as long as you can. It will mprove your performance and be safer if you can have a warm up first by walking, jogging or just doing a dynamic warm up.

Find yourself a wall. Lean back on the wall with your feet about two feet in front of you. Slide your back and bottom down the wall until your knees reach an angle of 90 degrees, with your thighs parallel to the floor. Your ankles should be directly below your knees. Hold this position for as long as you can. It helps to think of happy thoughts. Or just imagine that you are dead.

The world record is held by Thienna HO, USA. It’s 12 hours.

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