How you doing? I love the comments I got from my post on Instagram, when I asked if I should write about squats, I mean you guys want this post and you know you lead I follow and if you’re not following me on Instagram watchu waiting for?
Squats myths had to be the topic of discussion because I get a lot of dms on Instagram and most people are getting it all wrong so I wanted to kick some myths out of your system ,lets dive in.
Squats do not make your bum strong
I remember one day at the gym, someone came to me like – squats will make your bum strong, you should stop. I honestly did not say anything because I’m tired of arguing about squats making your bum strong
I have what I call extra soft ass commonly called
water bum bum and since I started squatting, nothing has changed apart from the obvious increase in my butt of course. “wink” Squats help build your leg muscles – your hamstrings, calves and quads not your skin.
Squats are not bad for the back
Squatting will indeed place pressure along the lever length. However a correct squat technique will not hurt your back, don’t listen to the only count the deep squats or only deep squats work talk, with weight I do not carry out deep squats and my squats have been effective, it’s more about balance and also its quality over quantity, if you can do 30 squats perfectly, yes please! It’s far more effective than doing 70 in an incorrect posture that can hurt your kneels.
You do not have to squat everyday
Muscles that have been heavily taxed need a chance to heal them, if you’re currently following any butt work out challenge or 30 days squats challenge and the app or image does not have a rest day, DELETE the app or picture, rest days are extremely important.
Working out those muscles every day breaks them down without giving them time to rebuild and recover, which can lead to muscle wastage and actually give you the opposite of the result you’re looking for. Muscles need time to recover from exercise – Expertrain
Squats do!!!! work
I asked on twitter about things that discourage ladies from squatting and someone said I don’t believe it works, I have to say that it’s the first time I’m hearing that someone thinks squats don’t work and I was quite surprised but I guess I don’t have to convince you guys that they work right, I mean my pictures and thousands of pictures in Instagram will convince you that it does.
Squats are not just for girls
This is another myth from twitter you guys, squats are amazing for men when it comes to building muscles there is arguably no other exercise that works more muscles than the squat.
You should know that
Your heels should be on the floor when squatting, don’t squat on your feet that will tone your thighs only.
Your thighs will hurt you and walking, HELL standing up will be difficult, there are days that you’ll want to quit because you THINK there are no changes probably because you’re comparing your body to someone else’s, people are different and my body is different from yours, someone is noticing results in one week does not mean you’re doing yours wrongly (be sure you’re not) and that you won’t see yours in 2-3 weeks, I mean that’s the ideal time.
Throughout this journey you need to be patient with yourself and try your best not to give up, if you’ve been squatting for 2-3 weeks and you’re not noticing any results you might need to add resistance (weights) and you don’t have to go heavy like them instagram girls, chances are they have been squatting for years.
Big changes take time and consistency.
I don’t know how else to say have fun, feel the pain and enjoy every bit of the journey