If you’re looking to start working out more but aren’t ready to commit to the gym just yet, try these workout challenges on for size first. They’re a great way to test just how serious you are, and they’ll help you get into a little bit better shape before you join a gym, which will save you embarrassment if you’re worried that you’re not advanced enough to join a gym just yet. If you get through any of these fitness challenges for the complete 30 days, then it’s time to join a gym, because you’re serious about working out!
As someone who’s newly addicted to squats, I think that this is one of the easiest ways to build up your tolerance for them. You start small, but by the end of the month you’re doing nearly 100 squats in one day. Plus, if you don’t have a lot of time to workout during the day, the bridges can be done from the comfort of your own bed before you go to sleep or after you wake up in the morning. No excuses now!
If there’s anything that I hate in a workout, it’s monotony. I get super anxious to change up my routine every few days, so I love workout challenges that aren’t the same exercise everyday. Not only will the different exercises save you from monotony, but they’ll also keep your body on its toes. Switching up your workout will mean that your body can never get used to the exercise!
While writing this, I’m personally on Day 10 of this challenge. So far, I really like it. I’ve never been one for push-ups, even as a kid in P.E. class, but this challenge has really eased me into push-ups and has helped me build up a lot of strength in my arms in just a few days!
This isn’t a typical challenge, but it’s a workout graphic that I’ve begun using as a 30-Day Challenge. It’s so quick and easy that you almost don’t have a reason for including it into your daily routine. You could even do a lot of these from your bed right after you wake up or by the TV after a long day at school.
Okay, I’ll be honest. I’ve grown to love squats, but I don’t love doing the same motion over and over again for 100 times a day. Rather than do the same squat over and over again, follow this routine with your typical squat challenge. You’ll work so many more leg muscles with these squats than you would when doing a typical squat.
Everyone can do crunches. If you’re looking for a way to ease into a workout routine, start with this. You’ll eventually build up to 150 crunches, but on the first day, you only have to do 20 crunches. It’s the perfect way to start small and see a large difference!
Planks are not a joke, and neither is this plank challenge. By the end of this 30-day plank challenge, you’ll be in a plank for five minutes. While that thought terrifies me, I think that it’s also a great way to build up resistance and be proud of your progress! I love seeing short-term progress, and this is a perfect way to do that!
What are your favorite workout challenges? I want to hear all about them in the comments!
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