You will often see men performing squats with a really heavy barbell resting on their neck/shoulders, but the fact is that many women can benefit from performing squats on a regular basis without using a barbell or a set of dumbbells.
Of course weighted squats will always give you much better results, but bodyweight squats can also be hugely beneficial in many different ways, and can of course be performed anywhere.
For a start, they will obviously tone up your leg muscles such as your glutes and your quads, for example, and give you a firmer rounder bottom.
They will also promote fat-burning in the body and help to reveal your core abdominal muscles, whilst at the same time increasing the overall strength of both your upper and lower body.
Plus you should notice improvements in your posture if you perform this exercise regularly, and may well benefit from improved digestion, according to this article at Mercola.com. This exercise is even said to be good for cellulite because it improves blood flow to your thighs.
So it really is worth including this exercise in your regular exercise routines, but if you are looking for some fast results, you might want to consider doing this 30 Day Squat Challenge:
This 30 day challenge is designed to build up your core strength gradually, starting with 50 squats on day 1 and working your way up to 250 squats by day 30, and will hopefully give you some phenomenal results at the end of it all.
It might look daunting at first, but your body will get stronger as each day passes, and there are rest days every four days that will give your body a chance to rest and recuperate.
So why not join the thousands of women who have successfully tackled this challenge, and give it a try yourself?
If you try it out and find that it is too difficult, here is an alternative 30 day challenge that is more suitable for beginners because you will start off by doing 25 squats on day 1 and work your way up to 100 squats on the final day: