Get the Rhythm in Your Bones for Safer Squats
By Giorgio Nuculini (G.N.)
The first thing you need to know is that you have to do squats with your knees bent. If not, it will hurt like hell when you try them later on. You don’t want to injure yourself because of some stupid rule that was made up years ago and never changed since then!
Now let’s get down to business:
What are the benefits of getting the rhythm?
First of all, there is no risk involved if you don’t do squats. There is no chance that you’ll fall off a ladder or something similar. You won’t even break any bones because they’re not strong enough to support your weight.
So why would you ever want to do squats?
If you think about it, you could use these benefits to make your life easier. For example, you might be able to perform other exercises better than before. Or maybe you’d be able to lift heavier weights without breaking a sweat. These are just a few possible advantages of getting the rhythm.
But what does this mean exactly? What are the actual benefits of getting the rhythm?
Let’s take a look at each one:
What is the Rhythm?
The first thing you need to know is that the benefits of getting the rhythm are very different for everyone. This is because everyone has a different body type, which will react differently to the exercise.
As a general rule, you should be able to do more reps and sets without feeling tired. As I already mentioned, you should also experience benefits on other exercises as well. Not only that, but your bones will also be stronger, making your body respond better overall.
The reason for this is because of the constant motion involved with doing squats. The legs and ankles will be moving all the time, which will make them stronger over time. As a result, you’ll be able to run faster and jump higher than ever before. Not only that, but your body will also be more flexible and it will be able to handle the physical activity better.
These are just some of the possible benefits of getting the rhythm. Everyone is different, which means everyone will experience these benefits differently.
Is it worth the effort?
From what I’ve seen, most people that start doing squats do experience greater flexibility and strength over time. Others say that the exercise is just too boring to bother with. I guess it’s all a matter of personal preference.
As for me, I’ll admit that squats are boring. When I started doing them, I was actually quite bored throughout the whole process. Just standing there, holding the weights up and not really doing anything else can be a real drag sometimes.
Still, I stuck with it for a couple of weeks and I found that my body was adapting to the movement pretty well. By week 3, I could already feel a difference when doing other exercises. Not a huge difference of course, but it was definitely noticeable. By week 5, I didn’t feel so bored doing the exercise.
It actually became kind of fun for me.
Now, my body feels great. I don’t get as tired as I used to and I can run for miles without worry. Not only that, but other exercises are a lot easier as well. I’ve even gained a little more flexibility since I started doing squats, which is pretty cool.
All in all, I think it’s really up to you whether or not you want to do squats. Everyone is different, so you should at least try it before you decide if it’s worth it or not. And if you do try it, I hope you get the rhythm.
Sources & references used in this article:
Simple, novel physical activity maintains proximal femur bone mineral density, and improves muscle strength and balance in sedentary, postmenopausal Caucasian … by CM Young, BK Weeks, BR Beck – Osteoporosis International, 2007 – Springer
Tibiofemoral joint kinetics during squatting with increasing external load by S Sahli, H Rebai, MH Elleuch… – Journal of sport …, 2008 – journals.humankinetics.com
Bones by C Hove – 1985 – books.google.com
Neuromuscular control of the knee during a resisted single-limb squat exercise by RK Shields, S Madhavan, E Gregg… – … American journal of …, 2005 – journals.sagepub.com