Why Squats Are King Of All Exercises?
Squats don’t just help to build your quads, hamstrings, and calves, they also create an anabolic environment which promotes a strong, lean body.
In fact squats are so intense that they trigger the release of testosterone and HGH (human growth hormone) in your body, which are both vital for muscle growth and helping to improve muscle mass throughout other areas of your body aside from your legs.
2. Functional Exercise
Squats are one of the best functional exercises in my opinion, humans have been squatting since the beginning of time and its one of the first moments we make as a child learning to stand and walk. When you perform squats, you build muscle and help your muscles work more efficiently, as well as promote mobility and balance.
3. Burn More Fat
One of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories throughout life is actually to gain more muscle! For every 1 kg of additional muscle you gain, your body will burn an additional 100-140 calories per day. So, if you gain 5kg of muscle, you will automatically burn 500-700 more calories per day than you did before.
4. Maintain Mobility and Balance
Strong legs are crucial for staying mobile as you get older, and squats are phenomenal for increasing leg strength. They also work out your core, stabilizing muscles, which will help you to maintain balance.
5. Prevent Injuries
Most athletic injuries involve weak stabilizer muscles, ligaments and connective tissues, which squats help strengthen. They also help prevent injury by improving your flexibility and balance.
6. Jump Higher and Run Faster
Whether you’re a weekend gym goer or a mum who chases after a toddler, you’ll be interested to know that studies have linked squatting strength with athletic ability. Squatting helps athletes run faster and jump higher, which is why this exercise is part of virtually every professional athlete’s training program we make.
7. Tone Your Ass, Abs and Entire Body
Few exercises in the gym work as many muscles at once as the squat, so it’s an excellent multi-purpose activity useful for toning and tightening your ass, abs, and, of course, your legs.
8. Help with Waste Removal
Squats improve the pumping of body fluids, aiding in removal of waste product within the body as well as improving the delivery of nutrition to all tissues, organs and glands. They’re also useful for improved movement of feces through your colon and more aid more regular bowel movements.
Check out “The 10 Best Squats You Currently Aren’t Doing” CLICK HERE to read more and watch videos of how to perform each one in detail.