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Squat Basics

April 4, 2017

 

 

Whether the goal is strength training or losing weight, squats are one of the fastest ways to get there.

 

Squats are one of the most foundational functional movements in our lives. We’ve been squatting since we were babies; as we get older and sit in unnatural positions all day, our squat form goes from perfect to us not knowing how to squat correctly at all.

 

While some may consider the squat a “leg” exercise, it is in fact a full body movement that works just about every muscle group in the body. In additional to your legs, you need your hips, your back and core, as well as your shoulders and arms.

 

Squats are a compound movement, which means it’s a movement that uses more than one joint (your hip and knee joints) to complete. Squats will help strengthen your entire body, both your bones and your muscles (and your knees) and increase flexibility.

 

From high and low bar to kettle bell and dumbbell squats, there are many ways to do a squat. We will be taking you through the different squats and how to execute them over the next few posts in our squat series.

 

Stay tuned!

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