Learn to squat and why you should do it
Squat is very easy to perform and it has many benefits. That is why it should be part of your leg workout routine. If you want to have strong lower body and toned glutes, squats are highly recommended.
Here are some of the benefits of squats:
- It releases testosterone and growth hormone: squats not only make your lower body stronger but the fact that it causes the testosterone and growth hormones to release, it helps your entire body to build and grow muscles. So it makes your overall body stronger.
- Get rid of cellulite: combining squats with a right diet you can get rid of cellulite on your back. Muscles keep your skin pulled tight so growing muscles make your skin look smooth and firm. Having a right diet to lose fat and performing the right exercises to grow muscles will eliminate the cellulite.
- Burn Fat: as I mentioned squats help you build muscles not only on your legs but also on your entire body due to releasing the testosterone and growth hormones. Muscles burn more calories. You will lose fat when you burn more calories than consumed.
- Train more muscle groups: Squats train your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves as well as your core. Having a strong core is very important as it links your upper and lower body. We need a strong core in our everyday work and squats help you with building a strong core
It is very important to perform the squats with the right form. You can do 15 to 20 reps in 3 sets to see the results. But having the right form is more important than the number of reps. So if you can perform only 10 reps of squat with the right form before breaking the form then do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Here is the correct way to squat from isischiropractic.co.uk
- Stand with feet shoulder width apart, toes angled out to around 20 degrees.
- Stand up as tall as your can; image your spine being a broom handle.
- Take a deep breath and contract your core, keep your back straight.
- Bend first at the hips, as if you were sitting backwards onto a chair. Don’t lean forward!
- Follow this with the knees, make sure your knees stay pushed out from the body.
- Lower yourself to the point that you feel you are able to maintain the ‘long spine’.
- Push through both feet equally and bring your hips through as you rise.
Video on how to perform the proper squat:
Here are some tips from a chiropractor on techniques to learn the proper squats: