One free weight exercise that helps in your fat burning and muscle toning regime is the ever present squat. One of the most important benefits of squats is that it helps the exerciser establish his balance and equilibrium. It helps to establish a center of gravity. It paves the way for the exerciser to achieve most results that come from doing a range of cardiovascular, aerobic and anaerobic exercises. To help achieve the effectiveness of this stationary and free weight exercise, an exercise mat or board will be used. The board must be a firm and stationary piece of equipment that does not move or shift. But if only an exercise mat is being used, every precaution must be taken to maintain proper back posture.
Your proper set up position for the squat is vital as the foundation for best results. You will be seeking a precise center of gravity line. When using a tipping beam, the center of gravity line is fundamental in achieving your correct initial position. This center of gravity line allows you to quickly and accurately align your body in preparation for the squat. It allows you to experience proper positioning each and every time you maneuver your body through the squat exercise. Using the correct apparatus, and even attempting this exercise in a free standing or free weights motion on your exercise mat, you are able to feel the difference in your efforts.
By following through the demonstrated positions step by step, you can achieve positive results no matter what level of fitness you are at. Another benefit perhaps is that you are still placing your body under its necessary strain without the restrictions that utilizing complex gym equipment may bring you.