This week's mini challenge is physical...but something you can all practice through-out the week in preparation because the challenge will take place at weigh-in next Monday! Beginning at 4:00pm, and repeating again every 20 minutes...
Anyone that wants to participate will line up together against a wall in our gym as we yell Ready-Set-Go! Each person will take on the wall sit position (See below), and the person in each challenge to hold their wall sit the longest wins! You have up to 7 chances to win!. If you enter at 4:00pm and don't win, you can hang around and enter again at 4:20, or 4:40... ! See the prizes in the Mini-Challenge box on the left of the page! Practice on your lunch break at work, as you watch TV at night, or while your oatmeal is cooking in the microwave in the morning!
Wall sits are a challenging way to develop your leg muscles. You also do them in almost any space, provided it has a wall. Stretch your legs before you start, especially your quadriceps.
• Lean your body against the wall at a 45-degree angle with your back to the wall.
• Bend your legs and slide your back down the wall until your legs are at a 90-degree angle, bent at the knees. It should look like you're sitting on an invisible chair. Hold the position for as long as you can.
• Your first attempt at a wall sit will be difficult. You might be able to hold the position for only 30 seconds. With practice, you'll be able to hold the position long. Your legs gradually will get stronger and leaner.