Different Types of Squats and How to Do Them The Right Way
There are a multitude of reasons for both men and women to squat. By building muscle, they help to boost your metabolism and thus, burn more fat.
Toning your legs and butt, they help to increase leg strength.
Variations Of Squats
There are numerous versions of squats depending on which area of the leg or butt you wish you target.
This is a great move because you place the barbell on the front rather than allowing the pressure of the weight on your back.
Bulgarian Split Squat
This exercise is a lunge position with the back leg on a step. Keeping an upright position, this move targets the leg and butt muscles and improves balance and flexibility.
Bend your knees, lower to the floor and jump up. When dropping, imagine you’re sitting on a chair.
With the barbell in front of you, bend forwards, whilst keeping a flat back. Upon bringing yourself back up, tightly squeeze your gluttes.
Whilst performing a basic squat, hold the lowest position (without dropping too low and putting pressure on your knees) and pulse. Keep the movement small and pulse quickly to get the most out of the exercise.
The Right Way To Squat
Despite the complexity of these moves, proper form is the most important thing. Here are a few things to avoid when squatting:
- The knees moving inwards when lowering
- Arching your back is a huge no-no. Keep straight and flat to avoid any unnecessary strain
- Weights that are too light. If you can keep going for more than 20, you need heavier weights
- The knees going over your toes
Never compensate health and safety for the sake of pushing yourself. Gradually increase your weights and don’t forget to mix up your routine to keep challenging yourself.
Build a better booty by trying these simple moves that anyone can do anywhere!