The Squat: One Of The Best Exercises For Anyone
by ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute
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- The gluteus maximus (buttocks muscle) is the largest muscle in the body.
- The neutral squat is safe and very effective in developing strength in the lumbar spine, hips and knees.
- Squatting down is one of the most functional movements that humans perform and is should be able to be performed throughout a life time.
- During the squat exercise, the knees should remain aligned with the hips and not in a “knocked” knee position.
- Seek the advice and treatment from a Physical Therapist is you need to learn how to perform a proper squat.
The squat is a vital part of an overall fitness program. It strengthens the core, your lower body, and can even help strengthen muscles throughout the body. Unfortunately, some people blame this exercise on causing injuries. If the squat is performed correctly, there is very little chance of getting hurt. By learning the proper method, you can utilize one of the most useful and beneficial exercises for your workout routine.
Squatting down to retrieve an object from the floor is one of the most common functional activities that most people perform nearly every day. The act of squatting down uses almost every muscle in the body: from the chest to the toes. The benefit of performing this exercise far outweighs the negatives that can occur during the squatting motion.
When performing the squat exercise, several things must be considered to get the most benefit. Considering that every joint and muscle in the core and lower extremities is used when performing the exercise, the routine can be modified to “target” a specific body part. Read more at http://www.ace-pt.org/2018/01/11/the-squat-one-of-the-best-exercises-for-anyone/