Everyone has a workout plan that accommodates their fitness goals. Whether you’re working out to gain muscle, be more fit, lose weight, or for health reasons. How awesome would it be if you can add something to your workout that helps with all these things?
Squats have been dominating workouts from as far back as you were born. It’s one of the first things that we learn to do as a child. It is also the key to a successful workout, why because squats help build lower body strength, sculpt tight glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Squats help build flexibility and mobility, the more intense that your squats are the more fat you will burn.
Squats can also improve your physical performance, such as running faster, jumping higher, or anything that has to do with lifting or moving will be made easier. Due to repetition it also helps with body posture, improves circulation, and helps with performing your daily tasks. Here are some squat exercises that will get you toned in no time.
This is a step up from your average squat. Sumo Squats help tone the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves. A Sumo Squat is a great workout that focuses on your inner and outer thighs where excess fat is stored. After mastering the Sumo Squat, you can add weights to increase your workout and to build stronger muscles.
This is one of the most common squats known in the workout game. You will utilize a box of proper height for you in order to perform the Box Squat. The Box Squat mainly targets your posterior, or backside of the body, especially lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. The reason being is that you’re lowering your whole body onto the box and lightly touching it as you spring back up into a standing position. After repeating this a couple of times, it helps form a better balance and achieves better squat form.
If you are a person who loves to do squats and you’re looking for a challenge, try the Rolling Squat. It’s a cardio move that helps strengthen your core, legs and glutes. Start by squatting down and allowing yourself to fall down onto the mat, push your legs back, maintain this position for 30-60 seconds, then roll back forward back into a standing position. You may not feel the resistance in the first rep, but as you continue you will notice all the muscles being used. This helps improve your balance and coordination, boosts your metabolism, and increases your stamina.
There is no burning feeling like the one you will feel while doing Jump Squats. It is a must add to your daily workouts. Jump Squats have so many things to offer, starting with helping build and tone calves, glutes, hamstrings, core, and quadriceps. Start off by doing a regular squat, then jump up as quickly as you can, all while landing in a quite manner, which requires control and stability. A Jump Squat helps build body muscle all over, and gaining muscle helps burn calories. Squats also maintain motor balance and helps improve brain to muscle communication, all beneficial even as we age. Jump Squats can also prevent future injuries as well, since the main key is to help maintain balance, this will prevent you from any future fallings. Doing this squat will also help in preventing heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. With all these benefits plus more, why wouldn’t you want to add this to you work out plan?