Functional Movement THE SQUAT
This is one of my favourite functional movements and it is a great exercise and is really easy to perform.
Best of all it is a compound exercise which means that it challenges muscles from your core and lower body when performing the movement.
The squat forms a foundation of many movements that we do throughout the day such as
picking something heavy up from the ground and the basic movement of sitting down and standing up
Some benefits of performing squats
Increase your flexibility
Increase your bone and muscle strength.
Causes hypertrophy of the hip, thigh and calf which may help prevent sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) as we age
May prevent dynapenia ( loos of muscle strength) by strengthening the legs and hips
Performing squats regularly should be part of your general exercise routine due to their positive effects on everyday movements
Here is a HOW TO video from personal trainer Zoe.
And a very big thank you to Zoe from ZZ fitnezz for taking the time to record this video for you. Here is a link to her Facebook and Instagram @ zzfitnezz.