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Basic BOSU Squats May Change the Way You See Squats

Squat Exercise

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  • Squats primarily engage the large muscles in your legs and glutes; you’ll see greater results in balance and core strength using a BOSU ball with your squats
  • Loading weights with your squats on a BOSU ball is dangerous and may increase your risk of significant injury
  • Two common, yet easily corrected, mistakes while doing squats may increase your risk of experiencing knee and lower back pain

By Dr. Mercola

The primary muscles engaged in squatting are your legs and hips. However, while those are primary, your gluteal muscles, transverse abdominis, adductors and soleus muscles in your core are also activated and working hard to balance your body.

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