It's the fourth and final week of Booty Power Month.
Here are 3 reasons why squats are awesome and why you should incorporate squatting into your every day life and workout:
- Moving into a squat position is great for your ankle, hip, & knee health. Before we had chairs to sit on, we squatted. Chair sitting limits our functional range of motion in these joints. Squatting takes your knees and your hips into a range of deep flexion. When we move our joints in all directions, we lessen our chances of getting arthritis in that area. If you’re not squatting, your joints aren’t getting the lubrication they deserve.
- It’s AWESOME for your pelvic floor health. The pelvic floor acts as a support at the base of the pelvis. If you didn't know, the pelvic floor is part of your core. We want it to be strong and flexible. A squat works your pelvic floor without having to think about it. Your pelvic floor goes into a stretch at the bottom and engages as you make your way up.
- It's a great weight-bearing exercise that works your quads and your glutes.
The second exercise I give you, the curtsy, is a really fun and dynamic way to get your gluteus maximus working. And when you step to the side, you’re getting your gluteus medius cooking too. There is an element of balance. Plus your heart rate rises. Did I mention that it’s fun? Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a ballerina or a belle at the ball when I do my curtsy's.
Give it a shot and let me know how you feel! Remember that this video is a general guideline. Listen to your body and do as many as it feels good. Do less, or do more according to what your body can handle.
Now that you're finished, how do you feel? It's a quick way to get a great workout. I like to squat when I've been sitting for too long. When do you find your self squatting? And if you never squat, where can you add a squat into your everyday life? Let me know in the comments below.
Thanks so much for watching and trying it with me. Here's to your strong booty!