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That is the number of muscles worked when you complete a squat. Pretty impressive, huh? If you know that that many muscles are engaged in one single step, I would hope that it would serve as a great motivator to get squating! Working your legs is crucial to building muscle since your quads are a large muscle group. And if more muscle mass burns fat, the bigger the muscle, the more it burns! Don’t get stuck in one downward position though. There are a number of ways to perform a squat. Squat Variations include:

  1. Front squat
  2. Plie Squat
  3. Side squat
  4. Wall Squat
  5. Plyometric/jumping squat

Check out Shape Magazine’s Express Workout for Legs for more ideas on shaping the lower body.

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