Most Fundamental Exercises: The Big Three

November is finally here and the journey continues.Our main focus shifts from health to different types of exercises you can incorporate in your daily workout routines.

A good number of people would wonder what exactly is the big three? Well, your answer is right in your gym.Squats,Bench press and dead-lifts and you have it all figured out.Why do I say this?All these exercises are compound movements which basically means they involve almost the whole body.In essence that’s all you need to ensure your fitness needs are taken care of.

 

Squats.

By far one of the best exercises for athletes and the general population.Everyone interested in fitness should be doing squats in one way or another. This is owed to the simple fact that squats work the whole body and has the following benefits:

  • Better functional mobility
  • Greater bone mineral density and lesser chance of breaking a bone.
  • Strong core development and overall body functionality.

These are just some of the many benefits, the list is endless. Always make sure you include squats in your workouts you won’t regret.

 

Bench Press

Without a doubt one of my favorite exercises because of the vanity that comes with it.Just kidding,bench press primarily works the chest area,front deltoids and triceps.That’s basically your upper body.If you keep dreaming of that herculean upper body strength this should be one of your go to exercises.

 

Dead-lifts

The culmination of it all the dead-lift.It’s the icing on the cake simply because it involves the whole body more than any of the other exercises.

Legs,back,core,shoulders name them the dead-lift works all of them at a go.One of the most taxing exercises for that matter.You shouldn’t leave this exercise out of your workouts you’ll definitely reap the results.

In a nut-shell this three exercises fit the bill when it comes fulfilling your fitness goals.Never leave them out of your programs.

 

 

Fit Tuesday: Reasons Why You should Do squats More Often

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