Over the years many debate which exercise is the best exercise to have in your arsenal. Without equal, the Squat is the KING of all exercises. Below, I briefly discuss 10 reasons why (outside of science proving the squat is king).

  1. In the multi-variations that are possible (back, front, split, sumo, and others), squats work every major muscle group in the entire body and on both sides of the body—no other exercise can do this!
  2. Squats are totally free! You already have everything you need to achieve a world-class body sculpting strength and fitness training program. They do this by challenging your heart rate and conditioning.
  3. Squats can be done virtually anywhere—all you need is a few square feet and you’re off to the races.
  4. Squats solve time-constraint issues. Once you’re in the groove, you’ll be able to perform an entire workout in less time than it would take to drive to a gym and change into gym clothes.
  5. Squats have almost no risk of injury. This is especially true as you integrate a number of variations into your routine that challenge, sculpt, and strengthen your entire musculature from multiple angles.
  6. Squats are the key to a sound and healthy heart and a powerful pair of lungs. They integrate both cardio endurance and cardio interval training into one series of exercises.
  7. Squats build lithe, perfectly sculpted muscles from your neck to toes. The result is a sculpted physique that is always proportionate to your body’s natural frame, muscle and bone structure.
  8. Squats are the key to dynamic lifelong weight management, because as they build muscle, they automatically accelerate your body’s fat-burning engines. One pound of muscle burns 30-50 calories a day, in contrast to just 2-6 calories burned by one pound of fat per day. Your muscles thus reset your metabolism, burning fat twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
  9. Squats are the foundation of a fitness lifestyle that will keep you young, vibrant, energized, and totally strong for life!
  10. They reinforce your personal willpower and self-determination to do and accomplish great things. They are the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy for lifelong strength and fitness.