The Discount Supplements 50/50 Squat Challenge: How Fit Are You?

Usually at this time of the morning I like to bring you a snippet of up to date information from the world of Sport Science, but today is all about this midweek challenge!!

The 50/50 squat challenge involves lifting 50% of your bodyweight (easy right?!) for 50 reps in a row! If you are anything like us, you are thinking that this challenge seems really straight forward and that you could definitely complete it! Give it a try and see what you think Wink.


For a 80kg male, this task involves you squatting 40kg for 50 reps.

For a 50kg female, this task involves you squatting 25kg for 50 reps.

Scoring system:

50+ reps = Beast mode engaged

40-49 reps = Strong effort

30-39 reps = Average

20-29 reps= Poor

1-19 reps = DO YOU EVEN LIFT?!

Squats should be through a full range of motion, no cheating half squats please! In order for a squat to be a legal lift, the top of your legs just below the hip should reach a depth at which they are in line with/below the height of your knees as seen below.

If you reach 50 or you can do more than 50, let us know your scores by commenting on Facebook,Twitter, Google+ or directly on our blog.

About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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