Why HINDU SQUATS are the best Leg Workouts you can do
question, Hindu Squats are the best leg workout you can
possibly do. Otherwise known as Tiger Squats or Bethaks, this exercise
originated in ancient India and were one of the basic exercises that
all Indian wrestlers performed to gain great strength and endurance.
One of the most famous of these wrestlers was Ghulum
Mohammed, otherwise known as the Great Gama
. The great Gama
was famous for his leg workout routine of performing 500 Hindu Squats a
day to stay in tip top condition. He became the Indian National
Champion in 1909 and retired undefeated after participating in over
that will benefit YOU
Now, most likely you’re not a wrestler,
and perhaps you don’t want to acquire the powerful tree trunk
legs that he had (particularly if you’re a woman). No
matter. This exercise remains the absolute best animalistic bodyweight
For Women Too
If you’re a woman, performing this
exercise will give you the strong, sexy, toned legs that you want. If
you’re a man, your legs will become muscular and your
endurance will increase. Plus, like all great bodyweight animal
exercises, Hindu Squats are not just a great leg workout. Man or woman,
they will build great strength and endurance throughout the calves,
thighs, lower back and chest.
Build Animal Lung Power
Another benefit to this exercise is that it will
also give you tremendous lung power. If you think your cardio is pretty
decent because you can hit the Stairmaster for half and hour or run a
few miles without thinking about it, try and do 500 straight Hindu
Squats. I guarantee that your lungs will be getting the workout of
their lives before you hit 100.
Here’s how to Perform
- Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and
arms extended out from your chest parallel to the floor.
- Breathe deeply, filling your lungs as you
clench your fists and pull them towards your chest.
- Keeping your back as straight as possible,
lower your body by bending your knees. As you lower your body, you
should extend your arms downward as well, behind your back if possible.
Start to exhale the air from you lungs.
- Toward the bottom of the movement, you should
come up on your toes, keeping as straight a spine as possible.
- Straighten your legs by pushing off your toes
and swinging your arms forward. As you rise, press your heels to the
floor and raise your arms to chest level, parallel to the floor.
Some important points on how to
perform a Hindu Squat properly
- You should always inhale when you pull your
arms in and exhale as you lower your body.
- Performed correctly, your arms should look
you’re rowing a boat.
- When you are lowering your body, you should try
and place your hands behind your back. However, if you are tall, you
may have to keep you hands at your side for balance.
- Work towards keeping your back as straight as
possible at all times. When you are in the standing position, arch your
lower back while bringing your chest up and out and your shoulder
blades back and down. It might help you to imagine how you reacted when
someone put some snow down your back when you were a kid. You want to
try and arch your back in the same way.
- It is possible to perform a leg workout of 500
Hindu Squats in 15 minutes everyday. However, you will get great
results from doing 100 daily. At first, you will probably find it hard
to do 25. Work at it to determine what level is right for you and your
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