So, you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results, right? Well, look no further than squats!
This exercise has grown in popularity over the last 10 years – and with good reason! But how beneficial are squats? Obviously VERY benficial – it’s an exercise, which can be performed any place at any time. Not only this, but it’s epic for the gains, too! But, if that doesn’t convince you, here are a few reasons why you should add them to your workout regime…
Increase Your Entire Body Strength & Muscle
We are sure you already know that squats build strong legs, but they also promote strength and muscle building in other areas, too.
When you squat (correctly may we add!) your body will release testosterone and growth hormone, both of which are necessary for building more muscle.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you need to squat super heavy weights to achieve this – because you don’t. Studies have shown that deep squats with a lighter weight are super effective at improving strength.
Shed the fat!
Squatting probably isn’t on the top of your list, when you think of workouts for burning fat. But, squats are awesome for burning fat. The beauty of squats is the fact it keeps burning fat after the exercise has finished!
Then we have the added bonus of “the more muscle you gain, the more your calories your body burns.”
So, if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, you can burn up to 500 more calories per day than you did before the gain. Crazy!
Get Rid of Cellulite
It’s something all women have to endure – the dimpled skin on the back of your legs and butt – delightfully described as being like ‘cottage cheese’. Well, we have some good news – squats can banish cellulite!
What causes Cellulite? There can be a number of factors, one of which is poor circulation in the body.
Squatting boosts your blood flow, which will mean better circulation, thus decreasing your cellulite. Win-win situation!
The benefits of squats are numerous
The final benefit – is that there are so many more benefits! Yes, it would be crazy of us to name every single benefit squatting brings. The list would simply go on and on and on. You have other things to be doing!
So, let’s compromise. Come down to the gym and we will show you some more benefits. You won’t look back!