Being basic is not always a derogatory adjective, especially when it comes to your training. In fact, MelisFit founder Melissa Eckman says the most basic exercises for your body are a great way to tone up. And what is simpler than a squat? You do not need equipment to do them, and you can do them anywhere.
The fitness expert told Byrdie.com that "Anything that triggers your glutes will help you build muscle and tone your butt."
To find out how much squats work, we researched a bit and discovered the opinions of the trainer and model Fit Sarah Rector and Erika Rayman, creator of the DB Method. Let's start:
Do squats really help your glutes?
In a word, yes. "Squats allow you to strengthen your muscles and tone your hamstrings and tails," says Rector. It's like everything, the more you squat, the more results you'll see.
Rayman adds that if done correctly and focused on the right muscle groups, do not doubt that your butt will rise.
How often should you do them?
The experts consulted recommend incorporating the squats into your daily routine starting with 20 a day and then gradually increasing the repetitions. The idea is not to be scared at first, in addition, fitness goals, our bodies, and mentality are different for everyone, so look for a routine that suits your needs and stick to it.
What is the correct way to do squats?
Tips from the most professional: When you think of the crouching movement, it is like sitting and getting up from a chair. Also remember to follow these rules:
- Do not place your knees later on your toes when you bend down.
- Do not carry the body forward with a minimum of knee flexion.
- Do not take your glutes out.
- Do not arch your back.
- Do not have your head looking down.
What kind of machines are good for squatting?
Over time, you can add equipment like dumbbells, kettlebells and resistance bands to increase the level of difficulty of the movement.
Are you a squat fan? Do you have a tip to improve this exercise? Leave it in the comments!