Healthy Grad Student: 200 Sit-ups and Squats!

Hello readers!

I am back from a week off spent in Calgary visiting the BF and I feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm for just kind of life in general!  Hence I have decided to try my hand at a few of the trendy fitness programs I seem to be late to the game knowing about.  Specifically I am going to do the 200 squat and modified 200 sit-up programs!

Both of these programs can be found at these sites:

So the point of these programs is to slowly build you up to be able to do said 200 of these exercises all in one shot after 6 weeks of following the plan.  You are supposed to start the programs by doing an initial diagnostic test to figure out which of the three ‘categories’ you fitness you currently fit in (worst, mid, best).  I, of course, made the assumption that of course I am the best!…..and I am feeling it a bit today 🙂

Since I have mild scoliosis, I don’t really think doing 200 would-be-crooked sit-ups would be particularly good for my back, so I am going to do leg lifts (the thing where you lay on your back and lift your legs 90 degrees up and then slowly lower them so they almost touch the ground and then lift them back up to 90 degrees again  — leg lift?) instead.

If you’re interested in trying this out– join me!

I’ll let you know how it goes!













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