Are Squats the king of all exercises?

First of all let’s have a quick look into what squats are, what they work and the different types.

What are squats:

  • Squats are a fully body compound exercise that primary focuses on the Gluteus maximus (the bum) and quadriceps (front top of your legs). Secondary muscles worked erector spine (long muscle running either side of your spine), transverse abdominis (abs), gluteus medius/minimus (also bum), adductors (inside thigh) gastrocnemius (calf) and hamstrings (back of upper leg)

Different types of squats:

  • Back squat
  • Sumo squat
  • Box squat
  • Front squat
  • Hack squat
  • Overhead squat
  • Zercher squat
  • Pistol Squat

The benefits of squats:

  • Improves posture
  • Improves strength
  • Increases muscle/ muscle tone
  • Helps support and maintain healthy bones and joints
  • Help in fat loss

So the answer is yes, squats are the king of exercises when done correctly.

If you would like to know more about how squats can benefit you, or you would like to try out a different type of squat please speak with a member of the fitness team.