Today I want to share this information to clarify a point: The squats are not only for the buttocks! Many people ask me how to burn belly fat, or lower back fat and when I tell them that to burn fat, one of the best thing to do is to do squats. For some people, it seems very hard to believe what I am saying.
Squats are one of the most effective exercises that exists to tone muscles, because when performing squats our body is using several larger muscles, that’s why this exercise burns calories and fat like no other. In fact, when performed correctly, squats stimulate the release of testosterone and somatotropin, the hormone responsible for growth in our body, both are vital for muscle growth and also help us to increase muscle mass.
Therefore, squats are often more effective by strengthening muscles, they participate in the regulation of glucose, lipid metabolism and improve insulin sensitivity, helping us to prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Additionally, squats increases the pumping of fluids throughout the body, which favors the elimination of toxins from the body, improving the distribution of nutrients and oxygen to our organs.
If you wish to prevent injuries or fractures, squats are also the indicated exercise to strengthen our bones and the weak stabilizing muscles, improves the range of balance and movement of the ankles and hips. Studies have shown particularly that squats help athletes run faster and jump higher, a compelling reason why this exercise is included in almost every training program for professional athletes.
My final advice is to do an abdominal routine right after doing your squats, why? Because that way you can take advantage of all the blood that was sent to the abdominal area thanks to the movements that were made previously, remember, the more blood transported to our abdomen, the more effective the abdominal work will be. With this I don’t mean that you must perform squats every day, as you could over-train your muscles and fatigue them, thus hindering their growth. So the ideal is to do them about three to 4 times a week, following these tips below:
- Warm up before you start, then stretch.
- Stand up with your feet shoulder-width apart, keep your back straight, bend your knees, press your hips back and stop the movement once the hip joint is slightly lower than the knees.
- At the moment of going down, we must slowly flex our knees, hips and ankles until reaching an angle of 90 °.
- We must inhale as we go down and exhale while we return to our initial position.
Now you know what you have to do to strengthen your muscles, define your abs and burn more calories.
If you have any questions, remember that you can leave your questions in the comments section and I will gladly answer them.