#FridayFitness: the Squat

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Castle Coop’s #FridayFitness Class: Exercise of the week:

 

 

Today’s #FridayFitness exercise is The Squat.

 

The Squat:

The squat trains the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps, hamstrings, as well as strengthening all sorts of other bits of the body such as bones and ligaments. Squats are considered a vital exercise for developing core strength and are supposed to be a thoroughly good thing. 

The squat improves the metabolism and the cardiovascular system and a 2013 review concluded that deep squats performed with proper technique are an effective exercise. To add intensity, one simply adds weights.  I gather that because squats build strength, they decrease the risk of  sustaining an injury in every-day life. Hurrah!

The Squat (to prevent injury)

 

Yours wondering if the open-toed shoe is a practical look in early March,

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If you would like to become a virtual member of our Castle Coop fitness classes, do sign up in the comment box below – we should all be delighted to welcome you.

So as you know what we are doing, so far we have practiced:

The Russian Twist

The Lunge

The Toe-touch

The Press-up

Our class is held at 10.30am in the Village Hall – we all drink coffee together after the class and eat Brownies kindly cooked by Lady Sebright. They are delicious and immediately undo all the good work of our class.

 

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