Athletes and coaches know that squats are vital to athletic performance.
However, the general public does not know how important squats are for every day living, especially for older folks.
Losing the ability to stand up unassisted is one of the major reason people end up in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Once the ability to get up from a chair or the toilet is gone a person is no longer fully independent.
This happens as I mentioned earlier to many older people, but the more out-of-shape and overweight younger people are also puts them at risk.
Squats are among the most important exercises you can do, period!
Deadlifts are right up there, too.
Let me say this, being big and having excellent strength are a great combination.
That is totally different from being big, fat, and weak.
So, if you want to live a long, healthy, and active life SQUAT, SQUAT, & SQUAT some more!
- back squats
- front squats
- overhead squats
- keg squats
- Zercher squats
- goblet squats
- bodyweight squats
You don’t need a gym for any of those exercises!
Grab anything you can find that is heavy and get to squatting!