Squatting is one of the most natural movements that involve the right length, strength and balance of the entire muscle chain, right from the ankle at the bottom to the neck at the top.
Our bodies are meant to be able to squat, our bodies love to squat. It’s just how they have evolved over past hundreds of thousands of years.Evolution 101!
But our excessively sedentary modern lifestyle is continuously causing long-term and chronic imbalances in our body's muscle chain, which is evident in our losing the natural ability to go into a deep squat.
So making squats a part of our daily fitness regime has immense benefits in restoring the natural balance and strength of our bodies. Here are some of the science-backed key benefits of performing squats every day.
Advantages of Daily Squat Workouts:
- Squats improve balance and coordination
One of the key benefits of squats is that they improve our balance and coordination. This is because squats recruit multiple muscle chains in our body, including those in our core and legs. The coordinated activation of these muscles helps improve our balance and coordination.
- Squats help improve flexibility
Another key benefit of squats is that they help improve our flexibility. Because squat workout recruits multiple muscle chains in our body, including hamstrings and calves. Coordinating these muscles improve our flexibility.
- Squats help improve strength
A squat workout is perhaps one of the best exercises for improving overall strength. Multiple muscles in our body, like glutes, quads and hamstrings help improve our overall strength.
- Squats help improve joint mobility
This is because squats recruit multiple muscle chains in our body, including those in our hips and knees. The coordinated activation of these muscles helps improve our joint mobility.
How to do a squat workout correctly!
To do a squat workout correctly, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing slightly outward.
Bend your knees and hips and lean your torso slightly forward as you lower your body towards the floor. Keep your back straight and your head up.
Pause briefly at the bottom of the squat, then slowly reverse the motion, returning to the starting position.
How O’Coach help you add squat to your daily routine?
- It helps you plan and execute your own custom squats workout sessions more efficiently.
- It helps you set workout reminders to perform your custom workouts in the middle of your hectic schedule.
- It’s your personal workout app, so you can perform your workout anywhere, anytime, in the comfort of your own home or office.
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