Why Do Squats?
For men, you don’t want to be that guy whose legs barely fill out slim-fit skinny jeans. Imagine how confident you would be if you made relaxed-fit jeans look like jeggings!
Similarly, loose leggings aren’t a good look for women. You want full, yet firm thighs that make your pants fit snug in all the right places.
Whatever your gender or body goals, squats can help you build muscle, burn fat, and become an all-around stronger person.
Personally, I’ve been doing squats almost every week since 2001. So I can attest to their benefits.
But it’s no secret that this exercise works. After all, squats are called the king of exercises for good reason!
What Counts As Squats?
Before we dive in, let me clarify one thing. When I say squats, I’m not referring to air squats or bodyweight squats. I’m talking about down and dirty heavy ass back squats. Also known as traditional barbell squats.
But if you don’t have access to a barbell and plates, you can still get most of these benefits using heavy dumbbells, sandbags, or whatever you’ve got lying around. With that, let’s get into the 21 benefits of squats.