A Variation on
Bodyweight Squats to Try - Tiger
Like all bodyweight squats, tiger squats will work your entire body
while building incredible leg and lung power. They are very similar to Hindu
. with some key differences. Which are better? It's
up to you. Some people find Tiger Squats easier to, whereas others
prefer Hindu's. Like anything in life, all you can do is try them both
and see which one works for you best.
of Performing Tiger
Like all bodyweight squats, there are some real advantages to including
Tiger Squats in your exercise routine. First of all is that you're less
likely to injure yourself as you are not dealing with heavy weights.
Further, they require no special equipment or skills (everyone can bend
their knees). TIger Squats take a short time to perform, yet are very
intense. The fact that they are so intense is very important, as this
helps to stimulate the release of Human Growth Hormone.
Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone has enormous positive effects on the body and has
been called the key to the "Fountain of Youth". When released into the
body, these are some of the benefits that Human Growth Hormone produces:
- Converts body fat to muscle mass
- Growth of new, healthy tissues
- Increases Energy Levels
- Tissue Repair
- Whole Body Healing
- Cell Replacement
- Bone Strength
- Brain Function
- Increased Sexual Function
- Improved Organ Health and Integrity
- Increased Enzyme Production
- Improves Integrity of Hair, Nails, Skin, and
As we age, our body produces less and less human growth hormone.
However, it has been proven that people who sprint for at least 30
seconds can increase the release of human growth hormone by up to 500%.
Bodyweight squats like Tiger Squats, due to their brevity and
intensity, produce much the same effect.
Athletes and Dancers
Ballerinas use bodyweight squats to train, as do professional
wrestlers. In fact, anyone who can benefit from having strong legs
(which is everyone, not just athletes and dancers) will benefit from
performing this exercise
How To Perform
The Tiger Squat
- Stand with your legs shoulder width apart. Your
toes can point out a
bit if this is comfortable for you.
- Let your arms relax by your sides.
- Start to bend your knees while you
simultaneously rise up on your toes.
Also begin to swing your arms forward for balance.
- Try to lower yourself so that your thighs are
parallel to the floor.
- Return to the starting position by
straightening your legs and lowering
your arms to your sides.
When performing bodyweight squats, it is important to try and keep your
back as straight as possible. If you lean too far forward you may end
up straining your back. If your knees hurt there is no need to perform
the full knee bend at first. Simply lower your body as far as it can
go. With time your tendons and ligaments will strengthen and your knee
will become more flexible. This will allow you to perform deeper knee
bends. Each repetition should only take you 2 seconds maximum.
Performing 50 in a row is a good goal, although you will want to
perform 200 to 300 in under 12 minutes for maxim aerobic benefit.