You’ve seen the memes: Friends don’t let friends skip leg day. But prioritizing the essential squat goes far beyond aesthetics. If there were only one exercise you were allowed to perform for the rest of my life, you couldn’t go wrong with the squat. Functionally, the squat works your entire body, especially your core, and enables you to move more effortlessly. Standing, walking, running and jumping all become easier when you squat correctly and frequently in your program. And if you just want to look good (and who doesn’t?), there’s nothing like heavy squatting to help your abs, butt, and back look great.
Plus, when you can squat heavy loads at high intensity, your body has no choice but to respond with a release of hormones. The stress that you can create with the squat requires your body to go into overdrive for recovery. This response is how you organically get your testosterone and growth hormones pumping.
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