My all time favourite excercise at the gym are SQUATS. My goal is to train my whole body but my booty has priority!
For my readers who don’t know what squats are, a squat is a basic excercise to train your butt, legs and back.
Because squats are my favourite I want to give you 4 benefits you get from squats.
1. Squat is one of the best excercises for your booty
Together with the Hip thruster is the squat an excercise where you use the whole gluteal muscle. Be aware to activate the gluteal muscle when the hips are parallel or lower than the knees.
2. Squats are winners to burn calories
The exercise itselfs doesn’t cause you to burn more calories but it gives you more muscle mass. 4/5 kilograms of muscle mass on your body causes you to burn 500-700 more calories.
3. Squats for a strong core
Squats are really effective for your abs, they are even better than a normal crunch. Your core has to work really hard to stabilize all the weight.
4. Squats for stronger knees
Studies have proven that a squat gives your knees more stability. Most important is that you perform the squat good, this requires a lot of mobility work.
Lately I am working really hard to perform my squat perfectly. A couple of weeks ago I suffered with a knee injury. So I am working extra hard to work on a perfect squat. And slowly putting more weight on the barbell, so I don’t look like a pussy at the gym.
Good luck with your squats!