When it comes to the gym, there are a myriad of different things that can help you gain strength, and build muscles mass. But while there are many different options there are some that carry far more weight than others, and if they aren’t in your regular routine you are missing out.
The squat is without doubt one of the most important exercises in the gym. We often think of the squat as a leg workout, but in truth it is full body workout that can drastically increase your overall strength.
For starters, yes it does work your legs, but it also improves your balance, strengthens your core and back. Core strength is so important when it comes to our overall strength, and it’s about far more than simply having a good looking ab section.
But there are some things that you need to know going into the squat rack.
- Your form needs to be on point. Don’t go in with sloppy form.
- Don’t overload yourself. Often we want to look like we are crushing it in the gym and get caught up in over-loading the bar so that we look better. But take off some weight and make sure you are going very deep in your squat.
- Make sure you keep your back straight. All the work is done with your legs, in the movement. Nothing else should move other than your legs. Your upper body is solid throughout the movement.