The importance of SQUATS (even if you hate them)

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I’m typing this on my iphone while enjoying my cool down at the gym right now, so excuse me if you see a few typos. Any who this post is obviously about squats yay! I used to not feel like squats were necessary in my workout routine since I have fortunately been blessed with a rather rump booty. As far as I knew squats were only needed if you wanted a bit more junk in the trunk, which I definitely do not need. But after doing a little reading and researching I learned squats are really a full body workout, and they burn more calories per rep more than any other workout (especially jumping squats woo!) . They burn fat and build muscle in your entire body, if your form is correct of course. Squats also tone your back, arms, abs, thighs, and calves if you choose to do them with some kind of additional weight. My favorite thing about squats is you can do them anywhere at any time (stop reading & do 10 squats right now you’ll feel great) . From incorporating squats in my workout routine everyday I’ve seen change in my whole body, especially my butt! It’s way more tone and defined and has way less jiggle, also my quads and upper abs are solid now. For me personally I like to do 40 to 60 squats with a minimum of a 25 lbs and maximum of 120 lbs. Months ago I could barely do a squat without wanting to cry but now they are my favorite full body exercise: If you hate squats (as much as I hate burpees) do 10 when you wake up, & then 10 when you go to sleep, then build your squat game up from there. The more you do and the deeper you squat the better it is for your whole body. Or instead of a tv drinking game, play a tv squat game! It you watch like “Scandal” for example squat every time there’s a cliff hanger , you’ll be burning by the end of the show !

Image Credit- thescienceofeating.com

Image Credit- thescienceofeating.com

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