Physical activity is good especially when your health is not in an ideal state. Exercising also helps your state of mind, making you think positively, regulates stress and anxiety and essentially giving you the will to conquer any mental hurdle you might come across. Squats are among the most forms of exercise that are a staple when doing a workout anywhere.
The typical squat is done standing up, with your hands and arms lifted frontwards. Your body is in a position that emulates you sitting on an invisible chair for a few seconds and then standing up straight again. You repeat this pose until you feel a burning sensation on your thighs. If it is your first time squatting, take your time and mind your breathing when doing this exercise. It is important to take breaks in between exercise forms. A break could be a change of exercise which could make it easier for you to keep your body warm while exercising.
Squats are known to increase your quad, hamstring, calf and glute muscles which increases the power of your lower body, making you run or play for long periods of time. Also making you look good in jeans or any tight pants, for your Instagram.
It is important that you do the squat the right way because it may not activate the right muscles which also puts a strain on other ligaments and tendons. MURC Athletic Development instructor Rogan Comins gives a step by step guide on how to perform a squat. He explains how each step is important to achieve the best results. “If you go over your knees it takes the weight away from your heels, your sense of gravity will be over your toes which makes you unstable”.