How Many Squats Should You Actually Be Doing Every Day?

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Squats are one of the most popular exercises on the market and many fitness lovers swear by them. If you’re still looking for a way to implement them into your workout, but haven’t figured out how many to do every day—we’re here to help you out.

If you look up the phrase “squat challenge”, you’ll stumble across many suggestions related to the squat count. Some of them even recommend to kick things off with 50 squats and increase the number until you reach 250.

Anyone who knows anything about fitness can agree that this is a terrible idea. These kinds of fitness challenges are usually geared to beginners, who would struggle to reach 50 squats on their first day and do them right.

Doing the exercise without proper form defeats the purpose, and doing this many at once may be good for endurance, but isn’t essential for strength training. Long story short, if you’re new to the whole thing, it’s ok to start with 20 squats—or even less—as long as you add variety to your fitness routine.

Don’t neglect other exercises because of your squat challenge, and make sure to mix things up. Focus on different variations every week, and don’t forget to increase difficulty level as the time progresses.