8 reasons why you should squat every day:
Gain Strength. Your muscles must generate force against gravity to control the body on the way down and Squat it back up. Increase your Squat and you increase the strength of your muscles. This strength carries over to daily life because squats work your whole body.
Build Muscle. Squats work a ton of muscles. Your legs bend, your torso stays tight and your upper-body supports the weight. All these muscles work at the same time. This releases muscle building hormones like testosterone. The heavier you Squat, the stronger and bigger your muscles become.
Burn Fat. Your muscles burn energy to lift weight. Squats burn more energy than any other exercise because they work more muscles and even more if you use free weights. Heavy Squats also increase your metabolism for a while after workout. When you combine this with proper nutrition, it will help you burn fat and achieve six pack abs.
Increase Fitness. Your heart is a muscle. Squat strengthen your muscles, including your heart. It makes it more efficient because any activity takes less effort. Walking up stairs or running put less demand on a stronger heart. This decreases your heart rate and blood pressure over time. This in turn increases your cardiovascular fitness.
Strengthen Bones. Gravity pulls the bar down when you Squat. This compresses everything under the bar. Your bones are living tissues (they heal if they break). They increase the density of your bones and make them stronger and less likely to break. Squats strengthen the muscles around your knee joints, hip joints, ankle joints, spine and so on. It also strengthens your tendons and connective tissues. This creates support for your joints and spine. It protects them against injuries. And it can help you recover from lower back or knee pain. The key is to Squat with proper form so you strengthen your joints instead of stressing them.
Increase Flexibility. Squats won’t make you inflexible and “muscle-bound”. Most people who Squat for the first time realize they’re inflexible because they haven’t Squatted below parallel for years. Squats can’t make you inflexible because you must be flexible to Squat. Squatting each week moves your legs through a full range of motion. This maintains proper hip flexibility which can prevent lower back pain.
Improve Balance. Squats train you to balance the weight while your body moves. This improves your balance and coordination. Don’t Squat with machines. Squat with free weights so your balance improves.
Build Discipline. Squats are hard. Doing hard things, even when you don’t feel like it, trains your mind. This builds discipline and mental fortitude which is crucial to get results. It also builds discipline that transfers in other areas of your life. It helps you sticking to good nutrition habits, going to bed on time or doing the work. Lifting weights in general lowers cholesterol, improves glucose metabolism and improves insulin response. Squats are the best weight training exercise you can do because they work more muscles.