The Back Squat

The Barbell Back Squat is certainly a staple exercise within the Vitality Personal Training Studio and is considered one of the best compound exercises to evaluate lower body strength.

The Back Squat will engage all major muscle groups of the lower body and upper body which will act as either stabilisers or prime movers.

The Back Squat will target the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves whilst creating the ideal environments throughout the entire body. The human body will release more testosterone and growth hormone, which creates an anabolic environment for other areas of the body to grow.

Squatting correctly and safely will elicit a fantastic fat burning response. The more muscle you have on your frame, the more calories you will burn during training and rest post training. Compound lifts such as the squat will burn fat and lean you out. As well as a great fat burning effect, squats are also known as a functional movement. The Squat can relate to a numerous real life activities assisting in reducing injury and increasing efficiency day to day. Leading on from the functional benefits of the Back Squat, the ability to squat in full range of motion will improve flexibility and mobility as an added bonus by increasing the range of motion through your ankles, knees, hips and lower back. This development in flexibility and mobility will carry over too many other exercises and as mentioned day to day activities.

Safely for obvious reason regarding this exercise is crucial. At Vitality Personal Training form and exercise execution are paramount therefore if you would like to know more about this or other exercises then please touch base.