Bodyweight Squats: The Most Important Exercise in Your Workout Arsenal
Whether your goal is to lose weight, put on muscle or maintain your physique, the most crucial exercise in your workout plan should include bodyweight squats or squats in general as a priority.
When I first fell in love with fitness, I was a whopping 155 pounds soaking wet with bricks in my pockets. AND, I had a small beer belly too. Like most people, I started exercising and guessing my way through things. Eventually, I got into great shape. However, I was top heavy – I looked like the human chicken. It was ridiculous.
Then, I had my life-changing exposure to my now favorite exercise, the squat. Once I started squatting, I packed on some much-needed muscle that helped me burn fat efficiently and built more strength in my weight training. In turn, I became leaner and stronger.
You will find I cover this exercise quite a bit in my books. Have a look at my latest compilation book An Ultimate Home Workout Plan Bundle
and you will see squatting repeatedly covered.
Why Bodyweight Squats?
Why do I cover squatting so much? Squats burn more calories – more muscle in the legs require more calories for use. Adding muscle to your legs will only increase your results throughout the rest of your body.
I’ll catch you later. In the meantime, I’m going to crank out a few hundred squats. Send me an email, I’ll personally tell you how to do so many squats without dying.
-Dale L. Roberts, One Jacked Monkey, LLC
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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, at any time you if experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice within this blog. Thoroughly inspect any equipment or workout area as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use. The user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.
My name is Dale Lewis Roberts and I'm an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, Certified, with an ACE specialty certification in Senior Fitness. Since beginning my personal training career in 2006, I have earned numerous certifications in personal training, yoga, nutritional coaching, among others. I have worked with hundreds of clients with a variety of health & fitness goals.
While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.
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