Most women want a firm butt. Many women think that doing squats will make you look like a body builder. If you read no further, know that women do not have enough testosterone in your body to build huge muscles. If you keep reading, hopefully you’ll have a change of attitude toward the squat and incorporate it your workout routine. If you’re already doing squats as part of your workout, keep up the great work and read over how to perform the squat properly to maximize your results.
The squat is a total body compound exercise and is one of the most effective butt toning exercises. Why? The squat primarily engages the muscles in your thigh, hips and buttocks, quadriceps and hamstrings.
How do you perform a squat properly?
- Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, toes slightly turned out.
- Extend your arms, relax your shoulders; keep your back upright and eyes looking forward.
- Slow and controlled, flex your hips, flex your knees and lower your butt toward the back of the room, as if you are sitting in a chair.
- Keep your knees behind your toes.
- Squeeze your glutes, keep your weight in your heels and return to starting position.
Note: Your ultimate goal is to get your thighs parallel to the floor.
Are there other benefits to doing squats? Yes! Squats strengthen ligaments, tendons and bones in your lower body. Strengthening your lower body helps you have better balance and improves your ability to perform routine activities like walking, climbing stairs, getting in and out of the car and chasing after kids.
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