Most people neglect incorporating squats in their workouts. Dudes skip leg day and girls, well we focus so much on aerobic exercises. Squats are one of the most beneficial full-body exercises out there, especially for those who are super busy and cannot spend much time on working out.
Here are 5 benefits of squats that will probably motivate you to do them more often:
Squats do help burn fat
Did you know that one of the best ways to burn fat is to actually gain more muscle? Squats help you gain muscle thus making it easier for your body to burn the extra fat.
Squats build muscle
You probably already know that squats tone your butt. But there’s more. Squats promote muscle growth around your entire body by making the body release hormones that are vital for the growth of muscle tissue.
Squats give you abs
You can skip the ab work outs and choose to do squats instead. Squatting is a compound movement and one of the muscles it hits hard is your abs. Many people have no idea this is the case. Think about it: your torso is pitched forward with a barbell on your shoulders. What’s keep you from folding and falling flat on your face? Your core. And there it is, you kill two birds with one stone.
Squats have low impact on your joints
Other means of working out can put undue strain on your knees, ankles and back, whereas squats, when done correctly, do not have this effect.
You don’t need any equipment to do squats
You can do squats anywhere, anytime! You don’t need to go to a gym or pay for any expensive equipment. It’s perfect if you’re too busy and need to squeeze time for working out.
Here’s a clip on how to do squats effectively
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