Superhero Training: The Squat


Squats



Benefits:
Muscle Building, Better Balance: Squats are the ultimate tool for building muscle in your legs (quads, hamstring, calves). They also help to strengthen the muscles in your core. If your core isn't strong enough, you'll fall over every time you squat! This is especially true as we all get older. Squatting now will help build strength in your legs and core that will help you later in life.

Injury Prevention: Doing squats regularly helps to improve flexibility, and in turn, prevent injuries to your knees, ligaments, ankles, and hips.

Increase Athleticism: Want to run faster? Jump higher? Do Squats. It's why the movement is a major part of any athletic training program


Goblet Squat
How To Squat:




  • Stand with your feet just over shoulder width apart
  • Keep your back in a neutral position, and keep your knees centered over your feet
  • Slowly bend your knees, hips and ankles, lowering until you reach a 90-degree angle
  • Stand back up into your starting position


  • Back Squat
    Variations:
    There are A TON of ways to preform a SQUAT. Including:
    Body weight Squats
    Barbell Back Squats
    Barbell Front Squats
    Goblet Squats
    Split Leg Squats
    Bulgarian Squats
    Overhead Squats
    & many more

    We will have a different post, talking about different versions of the squat & their individual benefits. But, for now, stand up & knock out a few sets of squats!


    Front Squat

    Part 2: We will be going over pushups.