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Jump Squats Reborn

October 31, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Ahhh… Squats. Yes, Squats! We all know what Squats are. If you don’t, you’re stupid! No, just kidding… but seriously…

The Squat is commonly referred to as the KING of all exercises, and for damn good reason! The muscle recruitment and the shear power built from heavy Squats is second to very few, if any, other power exercises. The most common type of Squat is the good old fashioned back squat, as seen below… Continue Reading…

Squatting, despite the brutality of the movement, should never be neglected or overlooked.

Squatting, despite the brutality of the movement, should never be neglected or overlooked.

Nice to see ya here. Part 1 listed the first 10 benefits of Squats. Let’s carry on with the remaining 10 benefits…

Squats, despite being grueling and painful, should never be overlooked or neglected. It is one of those exercises where the “I’ll do it next time” mentality can be overpowering. Make sure to NEVER remove squats from your regime!

11. Squats Can Be Done In Many Ways

From full-on barbell back squats to bodyweight prisoner squats, the squat has a seemingly endless list of variations to choose from. Also, it is highly adaptable to some very effective intensity techniques such as the use of chains, bands and boxes, high rep training, rest/pause just to name a few.

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The Squat is the KING of all exercises!!!

The Squat is the KING of all exercises!!!

Squats are highly considered the KING of all exercises. They are amazing not just for lower body strength, but for overall strength! We came across (and ganked) this awesome Squat article from SpotMeBro.com, and we decided to list it here, since Gone Liftin’ likes awesome stuff, and we give full credit to SpotMeBro.com for an awesome piece, in more ways than one…

20 Reasons Why Squatting Is Awesome!!

1. Squats Build Muscle All Over

Not only do they build muscle and strength in the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves, they also create the ideal environment throughout the entire body. Naturally releasing testosterone and growth hormone, squats provide a highly anabolic environment for all other areas to grow when trained. If you want to increase muscle mass and strength in all areas, squatting will help you get there.

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Make sure to incorporate proper squats into your routine.

Make sure to incorporate proper squats into your routine.

As we all know (or should know), the legs are the biggest muscles in your body, and the Squat is the single best exercise you can do for overall muscular development.

If your lower body is lacking, chances are your upper body is lacking as well. Continue Reading…