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Everyone knows someone at the gym who is trying out squats to help sculpt their legs and butt. Did you know if you have improper form not only will you not get the results you deserve for all that hard work but you could actually injure your knees. I have heard stories of people blowing out their knees or wrecking their back. I want to share the video below so you have an idea of what you should be doing while you are squatting.
What makes else makes squats a fantastic exercise?
1. Builds Muscle in Your Entire Body
build your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves, they also create an anabolic environment, which promotes body-wide muscle building.
2. Makes Real-Life Easier
Everyday we need squatting for real life events, such as picking something off the ground, getting off the toilet getting off the couch... When do squats at the gym, you build muscle and help your muscles work more efficiently, as well as promote mobility and balance. All of these benefits translate into your body moving more efficiently in the real world and protecting your joints.
3. Burns Fat!
One of the most time-efficient ways to burn more calories is actually to gain more muscle! For every pound of additional muscle you gain, your body will burn an additional 50-70 calories per day. So, if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, you will automatically burn 500-700 more calories per day than you did before. This is how I teach people to ditch cardio and use weights.
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 your core, stabilizing muscles, which will help you to maintain balance, while also improving the communication between your brain and your muscle groups, which helps prevent falls.
5. Prevent Injuries
Most injuries involve weak stabilizer muscles, ligaments and connective tissues, which squats help strengthen. They also help prevent injury by improving your flexibility (squats improve the range of motion in your ankles and hips) and balance.