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How Do You Do Full Squats?
Stand with your feet just over shoulder width apart. (Some people choose to slightly turn out their feet as well.) Keep your back straight, and your knees centred over your feet.
Slowly bend your hips lowering as far as you can go. Over time your flexibility will increase, allowing you to keep lowering until your ass touches the back of your calves.
Return to starting position by driving upwards with your glutes, pushing through your heels.
Remember to breathe-in as you lower and breathe-out as you push up.
The Benefits of Squats
Besides the benefits of strengthening your quads, hamstrings, and calves, squats help your body to release hormones that will enhance your muscle growth ability. Not just to your legs, but it will surge throughout your entire body, igniting the other muscle groups for growth. Speaking of igniting, squats will set your fat burn on high, increasing your resting metabolic rate (RMR). This means even after your workout, when you are sitting on your booty watching some television, you’re body will be burning more calories than if you didn’t lift. Contrary to what people believe about doing full squats, they will actually help you prevent injury. Squats increase your range-of-motion flexibility and balance. Not to mention that they also strengthen your ligaments, connective tissues and stabilizer muscles.
You won’t get injured, unless you are using improper form, which can be detrimental in any case while utilising any lifting exercise. Those who perform “ass-to-grass” squats, also known as full squats, focus more on the full range-of-motion (ROM). Parallel squats transfer the tension to the knees and quads, whereas ass-to-grass squats place the tension on the hips and the glutes which is a much larger muscle group to take the weight. However, parallel squats can be a good variation if you are focusing on your quad growth.
In order to get the most out of the exercise in terms of building strength in the muscles, you should use full ROM movements. Half reps equal half legs. It’s that simple. Squatting to parallel eliminates 50% of the muscle growth you could achieve.
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