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The squat should be a staple in anyone’s fitness routine, whether you perform at an elite level or at amateur. The benefits of squatting are vast and can make profound positive impact towards your performance. Even if you don’t compete at a sport or compete at events, squatting has lots of benefits for an everyday fitness routine. It is one of the smartest moves you can make be adding it into your exercise regime.


Please be specific; many people have the right intention of setting New Year’s Resolutions but unfortunately fail the first hurdle: not being transparent about how they will achieve their goal. So, instead of saying, “I’m going to exercise more,” or “I’m going to get fit,” think about how you attain that goal. So, you want to improve your fitness; how will you do that? What does your fitness plan look like?

A Functional Exercise to do every day – from taking a seat to getting up again. The squat is a functional exercise that mimics real life. They are one of the best exercises to build muscle, help your muscles work more efficiently, and promote mobility and balance. These benefits also translate into your body moving more efficiently in the real world.

We have been squatting since dawn; for a perfect squat technic, watch a toddle pick something up! You will be able to burn more fat – a simple fact is that the more muscle you have, the more fat you will burn. As muscle is more functional and works to achieve movement, it burns more calories and fat. So by adding more lean muscle mass, you will aid fat burning.

Helps maintainability and improves balance – The exercise helps to work out your core, which will help you to maintain your balance; it also fires up the old grey matter. Improving the electronic signals between your brain and all of the muscles in us helps us react quickly and improves coordination and balance. Thus preventing falls. So keeping you well-balanced and mobile (essential as we get older).

Aids Injury Rehab (Especially ACLII), his study demonstrated results showing the benefits of squats in re-bab work, as stated, “The squat was shown to be an effective exercise to employ during cruciate ligament or patellofemoral rehabilitation” Many athletes struggle with bad knee’s mostly ligament injuries. However, the muscles acting over the joint such as the quads, hamstring groups and calves, provide secondary stability! Building up the muscles around your knees by squatting directly prevents knee damage, basically cupping the joint and holding it steady, helping to limit any ligament injury.

It is widely published and accepted by many studies that squatting will boost sporting performance, from elite to amateur. It makes sense if you are better at everyday activities like squatting; you will be stronger, fitter, and therefore more able to carry out the demands of your sport or event.

Builds muscle all over, not just legs – Squats will hit the apparent muscle groups such as the upper and lower leg and the glutes and core. The truth be told, when squats are correctly performed, they that they trigger the release of testosterone & HGO, which will enable you to promote muscle growth, giving you benefits throughout your whole body and not just your legs. A more substantial base will improve strength not just your lower body but also your upper body. Giving you the strong foundations to build upon.

Practicing and learning correct form is a key part of our Personal Trainer courses at Body Aid, so why not take a look. 

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