1. strengthen your quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves & core muscles
Ready to blast your entire body? Squats help to effectively get rid of your bodies excess stored fuel better than any other exercises. This is because they make you work out muscles in your legs and your core, over and over again. After all, isn't working your entire body a good thing? (See: 8 Laws of Lifting Better)
2. strengthen your bones, connective tissues and joints
Strengthening your bones, connective tissues and joints is important in preventing osteoporosis and injuries. So even though squats are meant to tone your body and strengthen your glutes, they effectively benefit your overall health as well.
3. one of the most functional exercises that ever existed
What would you give to promote mobility and balance all in one movement? Well, you're in luck! All you need to do is squat squat squat! Not only do they make you look fine, but you will find day-to-day tasks like picking up dropped items or balancing a lot easier. Squats prep your body for movement of all types – so squat that booty to the floor!
4. a powerful exercise anywhere, any time
Ready to sweat? Head to a local park, your backyard, your patio, bedroom, or even your living room, and just get moving! The great thing about doing squats is that you can literally do them anywhere, at anytime. (See: The Best Low-Impact Exercises to Try)
5. enjoy the benefits of improved posture
The muscles that you strengthen while performing a squat, will help you to sit, stand and walk taller and more confidently. This is because of the full body muscle activation that happens every time you do a rep.
6. Change the hormonal environment in your body … for the better
Two of the major hormones that shed your body of excess stored fuel, testosterone and growth hormone, skyrocket during exercise. And once you're finished, DHEA kicks in! DHEA is an amazing hormone that is responsible for shedding the body of excess stored fuel, building muscle, enhancing your mood, and boosting your immune system. (See: 7 Metabolism Myths Busted)
Bonus tip for a full body experience
One of my favorite exercise is a squat, to a bicep curl, to an overhead press, then run in place for two to three minutes and perform a set of push-ups. This is a priceless work-out system that can be performed before work, at work, or anytime that you want a simple, quick, efficient and powerful workout that guarantees to transform your exquisite self!