Why Squat?

This month we launch into our SQUAT challenge.  So even on the days that you don’t get a booty kickin' from your coach at Mama Bootcamp, join us and drop a squat! If the burn from the squats haven’t killed you yet (because nobody ever dies from the burn), it’s safe to say  that you’ve felt the after burn on your legs and backside well after you’ve stopped squatting. Besides shaping and molding your tush and legs, squats have a multitude of benefits for your entire body including fighting cellulite and improving posture!  Here are eight quite convincing reasons why you should be doing squats every day!

1. Squat exercises improve your circulation, so that you can forget about the cellulite!

The muscle stretching that you get from doing the squats gets the blood pumping throughout your entire body and improves your overall health. Good circulation means that more nutrients and oxygen is getting to all the vital organs and muscles, throughout your body; and yes, you can say ‘bye, bye’ to cellulite, if you do squats regularly.

2. Squat exercises are even good for the digestion.

Squats help you to remove waste from the body. The muscular action of the squat exercise improves the flow of fluids in your body and eases the passing of waste through your bowels, so it helps to keep you regular too.

3. Squat exercises help build muscles throughout your body.

Even though you are working primarily on your leg muscles, squats also promote muscle growth around your entire body. The exercise is so intense that it creates an anabolic environment and makes the body release hormones that are vital for the growth of muscle tissue; squats improve strength of your upper and lower body.

4. You can do squat exercises anywhere and you don’t need any accessories or equipment.

You don’t need a gym or any equipment, so this extremely effective exercise can be done pretty much anywhere. You can do squats in the privacy of your own home or you can do a squat mini-work out in the park when you walk your dog.

5. You will walk like a beauty queen!

Benefits of squats also include improved posture. Squats are a great way not only to improve your posture, but also build better balance. The balance that you need to do them will help to sit, stand and walk tall and straight, just like a beauty queen; and it will also strengthen your back muscles and help to avoid the back pain caused by sitting in a chair for too long.

6. Squat exercises burn fat and can help you to lose weight.

As well as toning muscles, squats burn calories too. As you tone and build your muscles, you are burning more and more calories, so squats make a superb general work out for health and weight loss, as well as being a specific muscle toning exercise.

7. Squats help keep your knees supple and strong, improving your flexibility and preventing injury.

The bending and stretching of your knees will strengthen your knee muscles and allow more oxygen and blood to flow around the joints, thus helping to keep them supple and strong.

8. Squats exercises tone your whole leg and round your tush.

One of the greatest benefits of squats is that squat exercises tone your whole leg.  You use every single muscle in your leg, when you perform a squat. The act of keeping yourself balanced and upright will give your entire leg a workout, all in one go! Squats tone your butt, of course! Benefits of squats wouldn’t be complete without including a butt toning in our list. Squats can firm up your buttocks in no time at all, without placing any undue train on your back. So, if you want a rear to be proud of, squat!

So, after reading about how much GOOD squats can do for YOU, will you join us in this 30 day squat challenge? Even if you can’t make it to Bootcamp, find 12 minutes in your day to stop, drop and SQUAT! Your entire body will thank you for it!