There is the famous myth that squats will ruin your knees, but did you know that squats will actually help build up your joint support? Weight training strengthens connective tissue and this goes for squats as well. Squats will help toughen up your knees, ankles, as well as their ligaments and tendons. Squats will also help you to burn fat faster, it will help maintain your balance and posture as you get older, and it helps strengthen your mid-section muscles, including your abdominal core and lower back.
Add squats to your exercise routine today! If you are concerned about your knees, just remember that with any exercise you must use proper posture to avoid injury.
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