Doing squats is for more than just building strong leg muscles and having a nice backside. Doing them properly and consistently provides many additional health benefits for the whole body. Deep squats are a natural movement for us as children, but as we grow and mature we tend to utilize this position less and less. This in turn creates a reduced amount of strength, mobility and flexibility. Even beyond the lower body, deep squats help with overall core and upper body conditioning, so these areas are affected as well. The deep squat is considered a compound exercise, where it utilizes multiple muscle groups to complete the movement. It is one of the best all-inclusive exercises one can perform to help gain strength, balance, flexibility and prevent injuries. Click the photo below for five of the top reasons to squat deep and how it helps in these areas.
5 Reasons to Full Squat
By James Speck