Squats are extremely beneficial. Machines at the gym usually target just a few separate muscles so you may need to perform an entire circuit to get the same benefits as one simple squat.
Squats are a full-body exercise for women improving overall health while creating strong legs so they’re a must when you start training for longer runs. Even if you find long hikes difficult, squats will help you to train with less risk of injury.
Squats mainly focus on building amazing booty and legs, This benefit is why a lot of women want to do squats to get a rounder, firmer butt and strengthen back muscles to avoid back pain, but it also works on increasing blood flow to the hips and knees.
Regular Squats reduce the risk of getting arthritis, flexing your joints which allows them to receive more healing blood and oxygen increasing blood flow in the thighs to help poor blood circulation and build up fat.
The muscle action required to perform a squat actually improves the flow of fluids in your body. Thus, resulting in less bloat and the releasing of waste at a better and more comfortable pace.
It’s not a difficult exercise to perform but If you aren’t used to doing squats it might take a bit of time to master the correct form and positioning so try these few easy steps:
Stand straight with feet hip-width apart
Stand with your feet apart, directly under your hips, and place your hands on your hips.
Tighten your stomach muscles
Standing up tall, put your shoulders back, lift your chest, and pull in your abdominal muscles.
Lower down, as if sitting
Bend your knees while keeping your upper body as straight as possible, as if you were lowering yourself onto a seat behind you. Lower yourself as far as you can without leaning your upper body more than a few inches forward.
Tip: Don’t allow your knees to go too far forward. You don’t want them to stick out past your toes.
Straighten your legs
Being careful not to lock your knees when you reach a standing position, straighten your legs.
Repeat the movement
Repeat for three sets of 10 to 15 reps.
I conclude with this quote from Fitness Bae, pictured above.
“Squats make me happy. Why be moody when you can squat your booty”?
Fitness Bae is a Zimbabwean based fitness enthusiast and blogger. She delivers group training programmes & customised individual training plans.
She also does follow-ups on her clients because her biggest job is to make sure you stay on track.
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