Squats are considered by many including myself to be the king of all exercises. They are great for fat burning & building strength to name 2 great benefits.
Here are my 5 top reasons to squat:
1. INCREASE CORE STRENGTH
Squats are typically loaded from top to bottom, either in the form of a barbell or a dumbbell, your core has to work double-time to prevent injury and maintain an upright posture. In terms of building your six-pack, heavy compound exercises like squats should be a staple. Include front squats which involve a barbell held in front of your body for an increased core demand and to build a stronger midsection.
2. REDUCE THE CHANCES OF INJURY
Boosting the muscles surrounding your knees and hips is a quick method to reduce your chance of injury when jumping, running, and doing almost any activity. Squats build your glutes, hamstrings, and quad muscles – primary stabilizers when you’re cutting and moving on the playing field. Include both single and double leg varieties to help bullet-proof your lower body.
3. IMPROVED WORKOUT EFFICIENCEY
Forget spending a few hours in the gym hopping from machine to machine in search of a good workout. Introduce a few sets of heavy squats into your routine, and you’ll see what you’ve been missing. This total-body move will jack your heart rate and leave your legs burning in no time. You’ll have more time left over to hit your core or add some foam rolling and stretching into your routine.
4. BUNS OF STEEL
Ladies fear not , the squat is for you too. Want shapely thighs & buns of steel? then ditch the abductor / adductor machines & get squatting. As with guys lift heavy, as this will result in more calories being burned & a tighter, firmer butt. Aim for a rep range of between 8 – 12.
5. INCREASED HORMONE RELEASE
Total body exercises are potent stimulators for muscle-building hormones like testosterone and growth hormone. Because they involve almost every muscle in the body, the cause a great stimulus for growth. Load up a challenging weight to reap the anabolic hormonal benefits that will help you build muscle everywhere – not just your lower half.
DONT SKIP LEG WORKOUTS !!!!!!