I joined this group because I want to build strength and stability in my legs/abs, and also want to tone them.
I must be really weak, but I can only do 50 squats at a time without plopping to the floor in agony. Really. Am I doing them wrong? I usually put my hands behind my head when I do them, and squat down until my thighs/butt are touching my calves. Am I squatting too far? Should I be bending my legs less?
Any help/tips would be appreciated; I feel like such a weakling! :(
Thats a bit subjective... Ass to the grass is the way to go IMO.
Squat like a baby! Thats the best form. Back straight, head in line with the spine, feet flat on the ground. Legs can either be facing forward shoulder width apart, or beyond should width with feet pointed slightly outward. If your heels come off the ground, you arent flexible/strong enough yet, dont squat as low.
Looking up while your are squating also helps. Breath in while your going down, and exhale while your going up. Try not to hyper extend the knees and try to form a pace while your counting.
You could also try to do it in sets of 20 with 30 second breaks inbetween. When you get to 100 easily, start doing more!