Squats are one of the best exercises out there and one of my favorites for one reason: THEY WORK!
Not only are they effective for building an amazing strong lower body; they also deliver many benefits.
Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll get doing this challenge:
Increase hormones release
Body exercises are great stimulators for muscle-building hormones like testosterone and growth hormone. When you do squats, you use many muscles in your body, causing a great stimulus for growth everywhere – not just your lower half.
Enhance Core Strength
When you squat, your core has to work double-time to prevent injury and maintain an upright posture. In terms of building your core, compound exercises like squats should be a must-to-do to build insane midsection strength.
By moving your body through a full range of motion, you’ll not only get stronger; you’ll work on your flexibility as well. Deep squatting (ass to grass) helps to increase range of motion in the entire hip complex, which reduced back pain and make it easier to tackle daily activities or doing sport.
Reduce chance of injury
This is one of my favorites, ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS! Boosting the muscles surrounding your knees and hips is a quick way to reduce your chance of injury when doing almost any activity like jumping, running, etc. Squats build your glutes, hamstrings, and quad muscles which are the primary stabilizers when you’re moving on the playing field.
Stronger lower body
This may seem like common sense, but squatting varieties are key for developing lower body strength. Although machine exercises like leg curl and leg extension may target the quads and hamstrings, squats use almost every lower body muscle together building real-world strength.
Improve workout efficiency
If you are looking for a great workout in a short time, I suggest you include this exercise in your routine. This total-body exercise will raise your heart rate and leave your legs burning in no time.
There you have it! Now you have 6 important reasons why you should include Squats in your next workout routine.