Regular exercise is very important to one’s health. You need to move, stretch those arms out and be physically active, so you can remain healthy and fit! That goes with self-discipline and balanced meals.
There are many ways to exercise, yet all of them bring out the sweat in you! One of the seemingly easiest and most common exercises is squats! Some do them playfully, but squats are good for your bones and muscles; they are generally awesome for your body!
What are the benefits of squat exercises? Check out the list below!
1. They help increase muscle mass.
Just like every exercise that involves simultaneous physical movements, squatting also helps in building muscle mass. The constant movement of your lower body and abdomen will get your abdominal muscles, glutes, quads, and hamstrings stronger because it helps build up your muscles.
You have to be careful not to overdo it because if you do, you might be destroying your body instead of helping it recover. To properly build up your muscles, you need to have proper nutrition and naps because you increase muscle mass when your body is at its repairing stage when you are resting.
When using your muscles constantly, they will sustain damage or injury, that is mostly the reason why the body hurts when doing exercise in a prolonged amount of time. The body repairs the broken muscle fibers by fusing them, and those added myocytes increase your muscle mass. All in all, squats allow you to work a wide range of muscles, making them stronger and readier for other strenuous activities.
2. They can improve your balance.
Not only do squats increase muscle mass, but it also helps with your balance. Having better balance helps stabilize your body from falls and getting ripped off. Aside from training leg muscles when doing squats, you also train the muscles in your abdomen and core which are necessary for balance and stability.
Doing squats allows you to try multiple muscle groups at the same time while training the brain to hasten communication with the muscle groups. This overall helps with preventing you from falling over.
3. They help make you more flexible.
Doing squats allows you to stretch, push, and pull the different muscles in your legs. Through constant stretching of your Quadriceps and hamstrings( posterior thigh muscles: semimembranosus, semitendinosus, biceps femoris), ligaments, and tendons, it will surely train them to be more flexible and be able to sustain shocks from strenuous activities. Doing a regulated amount of squats per day allows you to hone your leg muscles and other parts for them to be flexible and easily movable to prevent unpleasant stress to your body. Being flexible means you can move a wider range of motion without having strains or sprains because your body will be trained and be used to these kinds of actions and situations. Doing squats will certainly improve the flexibility of your movements through your day to day life.
4. They help increase muscular endurance.
At first, when your body is not toned well and you live a rather sedentary lifestyle, doing squats for a prolonged amount of time will be very tiring and will leave you burnt out. If you constantly keep at it every day and make sure to meet your intended mark, you can slowly build up your muscular endurance.
Muscular endurance is the amount of time you will be able to sustain simultaneous movements. Throughout your exercise, doing squats will be hard at first, but as you build up your endurance, you will eventually get used to it.
This will allow you to aim for something higher like increasing the number of squats you do every day. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to endure doing constant movements, especially even the very physically demanding ones, for a long period, thus, making your body fit, healthy and vigorous.
LOW YOU GO
Some hate squats even if they are not as hard to do as other exercises, but you must know that they are very advantageous in many ways! What’s more, you can do it whenever you are and wherever you want. There’s no need for any exercise equipment! Just you and your energy willing to give it a go as you go low, up, and down in your squatting exercises.
Nicole Ann Pore knows the importance of being fit, healthy, and disciplined, and she shares her interest and knowledge about it through research and writing. From various exercise equipment and routines to the correlation of fitness to life, Nicole creates content that informs and even entertains. She also writes for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an excellent source of the ultimate fitness equipment collections in Australia. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.