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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Squats


Squats

What Are Squats?

Squats are a fabulous exercise for working the lower part of the body. The main muscle groups that get worked are the thighs, hips, buttocks, quads and hamstrings. However, through squatting with a weight we can exercise and strengthen pretty much the whole body, as the core, arms, back and shoulders are all used when performing squats with weights. 

Squats can help to achieve supreme power in the legs and really increase the strength of our legs. They are an essential for any workout. 

Improving and advancing

One of the great things about squats is that we can improve and advance upon them almost indefinitely. Obviously we can increase the number of repetitions that we complete to improve our squat workout, but we can advance further upon this. Simply by adding weight we can continuously develop and increase the strength of our muscles through squats.

The Squat as a stretch

The squat can also be used as a stretch. Many athletes now use the squat to stretch out various muscles. To do this we simply crouch as low down in the seated position of the squat as we can and hold the stretch for 30 seconds (vary the length on ability).

4 comments:

  1. Squats are one of those exercises that you will definitely feel the next day...

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    1. Yea, squats are a fantastic exercise. Keep them in your workout!

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