The Benefits of Squats

Squats – you either hate them or you love them! But either way, they are an excellent exercise to tone and build muscle. The major benefits of performing squats include:

  • Squats work all major muscle groups
  • Squats burn a lot of calories
  • Squats tone up your butt and thighs
  • Full squats can increase flexibility in the lower body
  • Lower back and mid-section become stronger
  • Heart and lung power increased
  • Muscle is gained

Squats can be performed with or without weights. Form is very important when performing a squat as to avoid injury. There are many myths surrounding squats such as “squats are bad for your knees” or “squats can injure your spine.” Well, any exercise can cause damage if it performed improperly. Your best bet is to seek guidance from a professional. If you are capable of doing squats you should definitely incorporate them into your workout.

Out of all the exercises I see people do in the gym, I hardly ever see anyone performing squats. Maybe there is a stereotype that only bodybuilders or powerlifters can do squats. I have been squatting a lot lately since I’ve been following along with Gilad: Ultimate Body Sculpt Series – Cuts & Curves.

I have already begun to notice my quads becoming firmer and hopefully soon, I will notice my rear end doing the same thing! If you have been overlooking the squat – do so no longer. It is one of the best exercises for all of your major muscle groups.

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Author: Eartha Haines

My name is Eartha and I created this blog as a motivational resource for myself to keep up with exercise and eating right. I enjoy reading, learning, and writing about all things fitness related. I hope that as well as motivating myself, others may find motivation to try fitness as well. Learn more.

4 thoughts on “The Benefits of Squats”

  1. Squats belong to two categories one occidental and the other oriental. In the oriental type one, holding on to the ears by both hands crosswise, inhales while sitting down and exhales while standing up, and repeats for 14 times (equivalent to walking for 20 minutes) which keeps one to maintain robust health. Obviously, no weights are carried in the arms.

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