Quote: "Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system." - Bruce Lee
This is a fantastic exercise to develop cardiovascular fitness, strength and conditioning at the same time. It is a compound movement, which means that more than one lot of muscles are trained at the same time. Anyone can perform this movement because we use this movement in our everyday lives by bending over to pick things up.
The bodyweight squat works the thighs, hamstrings, calves, hips, back and core.
So if you want to get fit and look good for summer, then the body weight squat is the way to go. There is no excuse for not doing this exercise, you don’t need any equipment and there is no need for a gym. This exercise can be done anywhere anytime.
If you get bored, you can perform variations such as the goblet squat, front squats, back squats, one legged squats and split squats.
Benefits of the Bodyweight Squat
There are many benefits to doing the Bodyweight Squat. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits:
How to do a Bodyweight Squat
Bodyweight Squat Dos
Bodyweight Squat Don’ts