We focus on results at RCF in Houston, TX. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on equipment to get the results you want. Bodyweight exercises can get you in shape quickly. One of the best bodyweight exercises for both the lower body and upper body is squats. They provide a functional fitness workout, exercising the muscles that you use in everyday movements, like climbing stairs, bending, walking and carrying heavy loads.
Squats strengthen and sculpt your bottom and thighs.
If you want a toned booty, squats will help you do it. It targets muscles on the lower body that most people realize and feel producing the effort when they do squats in workouts. Squats are a compound exercise that require correct execution and maximizes the benefits in the upper body. It builds the core muscles in the abdomen and back. They target your buttocks, front and back of the thigh, groin, hip flexors and calves. You can even modify squats to work other muscles, like those in the arms, chest upper back and shoulders.
One important benefit of squats is strengthening core muscles.
If you have back pain, work on your core muscles. You’ll improve your posture when you do. Since it improves functional fitness, it reduces the risk of injury by strengthening tendons, bones and ligaments. If you want to lose weight, squats burn tons of calories. If you participate in sports, jumping squats can increase your strength and ability. Best of all, you can do squats anywhere.
Squats have a number of variations that improve other muscle groups.
You can do basic squats by with your feet at shoulder’s width with your arms to your sides. Bend at the hips as you bend your knees, as you sit back, like you’re going to sit in a chair. While you do that, raise your arms in front of you. Keep your body straight and lower it until your thighs are parallel to the floor, then push yourself back up to starting position. You can do wall squats, put your hands behind hind your head for a prisoner squat, weighted squats and squats that use a variety of foot positions, like a plie squat.
- Bodyweight squats are good, but you’ll also get good results when combined with dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands or a yoga or medicine ball.
- You can get maximum benefits for all muscle groups by doing as little as 50 squats a day. You don’t have to do them all at one time. You can do half in the morning and half in the evening. As you get stronger, you can either increase the 25 squats at morning and evening or add an extra session mid-day.
- Of the over 45 types of squats, jump squats are a high intensity version of squats. They’re done like ordinary squats but instead of just standing up, the squat ends by jumping up. They increase flexibility and build muscle tissue faster.
- At RCF, we provide all types of squats to help you shed pounds quickly and transform your body. They’re a key component that can help you reach your goals and become the person you want to see in the mirror.
For more information, contact us today at Reggie C Fitness