What the heck are squats? Many of you out there are probably familiar with this term but for those of you who aren't I want to clarify it for you. I'm sure everyone knows the term 'squat' as in "squat down' but it translates a little differently when it comes to exercise and the main differences are in the form and technique of the squat and WHY squats are a great exercise that you can incorporate in your daily routine without even having to go to the gym.
Wikipedia defines the squat like this:
"In strength training and fitness, the squat is a compound, full body exercise
that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps,
hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, as well as developing core strength. Isometrically, the lower back, the upper back, the abdominals, the trunk muscles, the costal muscles, and the shoulders and arms are all essential to the exercise and thus are trained when squatting with the proper form." (I've removed some of the scientific lingo to make it easier for all of us)
Squats aren't just for the Body building types who are doing intensive weight training. Anyone can do them and should do them. Along with giving you a serious Bootie Boost they will help you in your regular everyday actions. As mentioned above they are one of the most comprehensive lower body strengthening exercises available. They target our Hamstrings, Calves, Quadriceps, Lower back and Glutes (that's the BOOTY) as well as the abdominals.
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The Power Of Squats
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