Your time is precious, so the best exercises are compound moves – the ones that work a number of muscle groups at the same time. That’s the squat all over. Squats are excellent for all your leg muscles (the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves), and they also strengthen the stabiliser muscles and supporting ligaments which help your main leg muscles work more efficiently, as well as making you stronger and less injury-prone for sports.
Done properly, squats also help improve your flexibility and strengthen your ankles and hips, which is another way they help prevent injuries. Squats also work your abs to help you along the road to an impressive six-pack. Have we convinced you it’s an excellent all-round exercise