Squats – The mother of all moves (Part 1)
Benefits of squats and why every girl should be doing it
Okay ladies, we all want nice toned legs and a perfect butt and I guess we all know the secret: Squats. They’re sometimes referred to as the mother of all exercises, with good reason. Although squats are often regarded as a leg and glute exercise, they actually offer benefits throughout your entire body. Here are the hidden health benefits of squats.
SQUATS STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE
Squats are mostly known as a leg and butt exercise, but they can actually help you to improve both your upper and lower body strength. When done right, squats can be very useful for toning and tightening your back and core. So if you want stronger abs, be sure to squat.
SQUATS STRENGTHEN KNEES AND JOINTS
Squats have long been criticized for being destructive to your knees, but research shows that when done right, squats actually can help to keep your knees supple and strong. Moreover they can improve your flexibility and prevent injury.
SQUATS CAN BE DONE IN MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS
From pistol squat to single leg squat, the squat has a seemingly endless list of variations to choose from. In addition, it is highly adaptable to some very effective intensity techniques and you can also add free weights or kettlebells to your workout routine.
SQUATS ARE CHEAP AND CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE
You can do it at home, in the hotel room, on the beach or in the gym, squats are the ultimate go anywhere exercise. Plus you don’t need any equipment or an expensive machine, so this exercise is absolutely uncomplicated.
SQUATS WILL INCREASE RUNNING SPEED
Squats are truly the universal exercise! If you do it right, squats will increase performance by helping you jump higher and run faster. Running speed is influenced by being able to apply more force into the ground and the fastest way to improve this is to increase lower body strength.
SQUATS BUILD MUSCLE ALL OVER
This exercise is so intense that it creates an anabolic environment and makes the body release hormones, that are vital for the growth of muscle tissue. If you want to increase muscle mass and strength in all areas, squatting will help you get there.
SQUATS BURN FAT
It’s quite easy, the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn during training and at rest. Therefore the squat is a highly effective way to burn more calories, also during rest. So, if you want to get lean, do squats.