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Should I Lose Weight Before Doing Squats? Female Personal Trainer Answers

Squats and leg presses are two of the most beneficial exercises for a woman who wants to lose weight. Unfortunately, being obese can hinder her from performing these exercises, and I know it from being a personal trainer to a lot of female clients.

Unfortunately, some women just give up even before beginning. Others stick in there and figure out how to get it done safely. Then there are those who are better off waiting. In my years in the gym, I have seen all cases. Which one are you?

Woman Doing Squats Right

Squats are not only good for weight loss but tone your legs and abs.

When Women Must Lose Weight Before Doing Squats and Leg Press

There is nothing like the results that squats and the leg press can bring. Of the two, squats happen to be one of my most favorite exercises, both to do and to recommend.

As a trainer, I’ve had overweight female clients who questioned their ability to perform a squat with a weighted bar across the top of their back. I started them out gradually, having them get comfortable with bodyweight squats before adding the bar.

A woman (and man) can be TOO overweight to squat, however. But we’re talking, in this case, severe obesity that clearly interferes with mobility.

As long as you’re mobile and you can bend, you’re safe. A little discomfort is obviously expected though and shouldn’t put you off.

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How to Do Squats and Leg Press Safely When Overweight

The thing about most overweight women who want to lose weight is that they lack the confidence that they can do the moves. Yes, they can do squats. The uncomfortable feeling that results is their bodies getting into shape, not further out of it.

Squats can prove to be a pain in the knee, hip and back if performed improperly. But again, starting out with bodyweight-only squats will enable a novice to grow comfortable with this compound exercise. The squat is actually a natural movement; young children and toddlers do it all the time.

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Overweight women need to build up their confidence. They may be surprised at just how much they can actually do. An overweight woman who walks into a gym without difficulty most likely will be a good candidate for learning how to do squats efficiently — without having to first lose weight. Squats works the buttocks, front and back of the thigh, even the abs – so I recommend it highly to all my clients.

If you’re still not sure whether you can perform squats or not, or whether you are doing them right, send us a message on the WhatsApp number below and we’ll get back to you with expert advice and help you get a personal trainer who can guide you properly.

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