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Why You Should Squat

One of the best exercises for you, if you are trying to build muscle or lose weight (or both) should be squatting. However, this is also one of the hardest exercises to be done properly unless you know what you are doing.
Squats work almost every muscle in the body. If you are looking to burn fat, you want to do exercises that activate your body as much as possible, so it’s all gets worked and exercised. On the other hand, if you want to build your muscles, your legs and back can put in most muscles in the shortest amount of time. If you are serious about getting into shape and losing weight, or you are looking for to gain muscle, it is necessary to include squats in your routine.

Let’s look at why this exercise is so great, then how to do it properly to get maximum results and minimal risk of injury.

Increase size and strength in your entire body
When you squat, it builds the muscle in the hamstrings, quads, and calves. This is because large amounts of HGH hormone are released, the size and strength of the rest of your body will also be built. The reason for this is because when you perform a squat in the right way, the body is forced to, increase its anabolic hormone that will make the other muscle groups move faster the next time you train.

Increase testosterone & growth hormones
Exercises such as squats release essential growth hormones that contribute to the growth and improve muscle strength throughout the body.

Increase core strength
Squats hit your entire core muscles from all angles, which gives every reason for it if you want to eliminate abs.

Improve flexibility
The more you squats, you will become more flexible. Squatting will also increase hip flexibility. Many people carry a lot of stress in their hips because they have poor posture, so they feel the need to sit more often.

Ideal for burning fat
Most of the muscle you gain through squatting often will come from your lower body, and the more muscle gained, the more fat burned.

Squats strengthen joints
Once you know how to squat correctly, not only will it prevent injuries, but it will also strengthen your bones. When you squat down, you involve your knee, ankle, and hip joints at the same time.

It’s functional for completing daily tasks
By this I mean that it will make your daily tasks easier, such as carrying groceries, lifting home furniture. In other words, It makes your body safer during real activities.

Improved workout efficiency
Squats improve strength, stability, and efficiency in the face of other challenging exercises such as bench press, dead lifts, and even pulling. It also gives you an additional advantage that is crucial when you try to squeeze out another test when you have reached failure.

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Alex Reader MSc

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