Squat For Strengthening Joints in Lower Back, Hips, Knees

Updated: 4 days ago

  • Don't under estimate the medicinal benefits of controlled stretching and resistance training using your own body. The squat is more efficient for overall lower body strength, because it uses multiple muscles as opposed to isolated joint muscles so we call this a compound exercise, that is instead of working one muscle at a time, you’re working multiple muscles or muscle groups, raising your overall fitness and strength. “Compound exercises work multiple muscle groups and joints at the same time—think: squats,” says Adam Rosante, a certified personal trainer. “They’re the opposite of an isolation exercise, which targets a single muscle and joint like a biceps curl.”

  • Caution: To do this well, talk to your Personal Trainer or Exercise Therapist

  • To perform this squat, firstly warm up to loosen joints and limber limbs by walking around, shaking or swinging legs, rotating hips and knees and ankles. You need function already in knee joints and hips for this movement.

  • BY ALL MEANS SQUAT AGAINST A WALL FOR A GUIDE SUPPORT?

  • If you experience any joint pain please stop and see your therapist