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Squats are up there among the absolute best exercises you can do.

They encourage functional balance and stability, they are an extremely time-efficient fat-burning tool, and because they are neurologically demanding, they promote the release of growth hormone throughout the entire body – essential for the development of lean, toned tissue.

Squats are, quite simply, awesome, and you should do them.

BUT…you should always do them with the CORRECT FORM! Instabilities in your knees or hips can make it difficult to recruit the correct muscles needed to squat to your full potential.

Our simple tip to get the most from this outstanding exercise is to perform a Leg Curl or Glute Ham Raise BEFORE you squat. These flexion posterior chain exercises will enhance blood flow to your hamstrings, which helps to stabilise both your knees and your hips, giving you a lower risk of injury and enabling you to squat more.

Get squatting!

Alex & Martin x

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6:30 AM - 9.00PM
6:30 AM - 8:00PM
Sat & Sun
8:00 AM - 4:00PM

"I’ve got a huge passion for training and learning. One is useless without the other. Martin and I both started fitness careers in our teens, and have learnt every single day. We’re proud to bring this together to create no ordinary gym."

Alex Shoebridge - Director & Head Coach

"I’ve been at the heart of the fitness industry for 15 years and am so excited to be able to offer the best of everything I’ve learned. Alex and I are dedicated to improving the health of every single person who walks into The SCI."

Martin Shyvers - Director & Head Coach

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