One of the common questions trainers hear is, "Why do we have to do so many squats?" Squats are one of those exercises that a personal trainer is going to add to a client's exercise routines. The trainer is going to start the client at at doing just a few reps but will insist on adding more and more. If you are out of shape, expect to do squats until your legs burn. That is what prompts clients to ask the question. So, what is the answer?
Why are squats so popular with trainers and athletes?
Squats are one of those exercises that challenge multiple parts of the body all at one time. First off, they target the core. Your core is the basic building block of your body. Without a strong core, your body will not support your weight properly. Squats also target the muscles of the legs, hips, and glutes. As you build the muscles in your legs and core, you are going to start burning more calories. So, doing squats actually promotes fat burn in the short and the long-term.
How do you do squats properly?
One of the bad raps that squats have received is that they are bad for the knees. The reality is that doing a squat properly will actually strengthen the knees. So how do you do squats in a way that will keep your knees healthy and give your entire body a good workout?
If you are ready to get fit, you need to set an appointment with me, Ralph Roberts. I am a certified personal trainer at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo, Texas. Not only can I show you how to do squats properly, but I can also help you set personal fitness goals and develop the skills to get there. Set up an appointment with me today to get in shape and further your health.
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