Squats are extremely effective in toning and strengthening the muscles of the legs, thighs and hips. There are many variations of squats and you can use different types of equipment to make your routine more challenging. Here are 10 types of squats that do the trick for me.
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I used to work out without a fan or an AC. It was a time when I thought working out must be hard or it didn't count. So, I took steps to make it as uncomfortable and as difficult as possible. I told myself that I was weak and a sissy for wanting to be comfortable and for craving the easier path. Motivational videos, posters in the gym and movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaagand Rocky, reaffirmed my faith that I was a weakling.
I have experienced surges of the need to stay fit all through my 30s and 40s. A grim reminder of my inability to sustain this, however, is evident in the last piece of costly home-gym equipment I insisted on buying a decade ago. It eventually remained in a corner of my walk-in closets in residences over various postings - as an expensive but useful duster-cum-umbrella-holder.