Admit it, you know squat about squat

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Admit it, you know squat about squat

Fitness expert shares her tips for the perfect squat

AFP Relaxnews

It might be a classic move in the gym, but many of us still get the humble squat wrong. If you’re still unsure if you’re doing it right, then Kayla Itsines has shared her top tips on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BzZzmMTAvEh/) The fitness expert stresses the importance of correct form not only to achieve maximum results but also for safety reasons. 

Itsines covers five different ways to do the move, including a wall squat (with a Fit Ball), a sit squat (with a chair), a goblet squat (with a dumbbell), and a box squat and a classic squat (both to be done with a barbell), giving advice on posture as well as how to handle your equipment safely.

Squats are a great way to build strength. They can also be done without any weight and by using your own body as resistance. The Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/body-weight-training-ditch-the-dumbbells/art-20304638) also touts body weight training for an effective cardio and strength workout that boosts metabolism, fitness and endurance and works several muscle groups at once. Squats (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/multimedia/squat/vid-20084663) are particularly good for targeting the quadriceps and the hamstring muscles, which can boost your performance in a variety of other sports as well as help protect your knees...

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