Squats are one of the most useful exercises you can do, especially if you are trying to work your lower body and push yourself to reach higher goals. Incorporating squats into your fitness routine will allow you to get a glimpse at just how beneficial the exercise can be. Squats are used to improve your legs and your core, especially if you want a solid foundation to build on. In addition, if you plan on doing a squat challenge as part of your home workout, explore your options and kick things up a bit. You will see better results in a shorter period of time.
Benefits of Doing Squats
A squat exercise forces almost every muscle below your waist to work to some degree. Your larger muscle groups - glutes, quads, and hamstrings - are the target groups. Your smaller muscles, on the other hand, are not left out. They have to support the joints and stabilize the legs and hips. Squats enhance a wide range of muscles instead of isolating or focusing on specific muscle groups.
Squats also burn massive amounts of fat due to the number of calories needed to support the larger muscles used. Squats build new muscle while strengthening and defining the muscle already there. The process of burning fat and building new muscle both play a role in how your metabolism functions. Taking part in a squat challenge can boost your metabolism making your body's calorie-burning processes much more efficient.
Mix It UpThere are many ways you can mix up the squats in your home workout routine. Strength training can be interesting if you know what options are available to you. A home gym can provide many different options for the same type of exercise. When it comes to squats, you definitely have options if you are using Sunny Health & Fitness equipment.
- The Total Body bike makes it easy to include squats as part of your home workout. Using it along with a traditional home gym will provide you with a well-rounded workout.
- The Anti-Burst Gym Ball w/Pump comes in different sizes so you have options when it comes to the intensity and range of your workout. Holding one of the balls directly in front of your core when squatting will force you to maintain your balance by keeping your arms in front of your body. It will also limit their movement.
- The Foam Fitness Floor Mat provides you with the stability you need while you are doing your squats or performing other types of exercise. Increased stability means you can try new versions of squat exercises and feel comfortable in the process.
- Adding weight to your squats can present a new challenge to your routine, and help build strong, lean muscle. Whether you are working with dumbbells, a power rack, or a simple barbell set up it’s important you understand proper squat technique, especially when working with heavy weights. You can start with just the bar as you practice your technique. Once you’ve gained confidence and strength, add more weight.
- The Upright Row-n-Ride® Rowing Machine allows you to perform squats without stressing your knees. This machine gives you the opportunity to perform your squat exercises and build the muscle you need while still burning a large number of calories. Using the Row-n-Ride also gives you a chance to change up different aspects of your routine without constantly changing machines.
While it's important to maintain a regular fitness routine, you have to make sure to mix things up. By adding variety to your workouts, you can avoid hitting a plateau in your workout performance and results. For best results, keep your routine interesting and your body guessing with a variety of exercises. You have the options. Make sure you use them!
Perfecting Your Technique
From glute exercises to squats, perfecting your technique is the key to building strength and tone. You can use a cage, power rack, rowing machine, or other types of gym equipment, but if you don't understand the mechanics of each exercise, you won't get the most out of them. As you begin to learn how your body responds to each squat exercise, you can fine-tune your technique. Once you are maximizing each exercise's potential, you will begin to notice subtle changes, not only in how you look and feel but also in how you perform while you are exercising.
Incorporating squats into your routine ensures that your core and legs will get the attention they need during every workout. With Sunny Health & Fitness home gym equipment, you have the edge when it comes to design and quality. The key is maximizing each product's potential and finding new ways to incorporate it into different routines. Combine the equipment with your knowledge and ability to maximize the potential of every workout and you will have a squat workout that will go above and beyond your expectations.