One big side effect of losing more than 80 pounds is that I've lost my caboose!
I was kind of shocked when I caught a side view of myself lately. Apparently, my rear was made up of pizza and tacos and not much muscle, because when the weight came off, so did my back side.
So I knew that I'd have to work on building muscle and definition in that area, and what better way than to squat!
But squats can be tricky -- unless you have perfect form, you can end up aggravating your knees and your back. Since I don't have the best upper spine, I tend to lean over too much when I squat, and bad squats can be more tiring than good squats.
Enter the SquatMaster!
I was sent a SquatMaster for review purposes, and I love it. It's not a machine -- instead you do all the work but you do it in perfect alignment, which makes the squats less stressful (and you can do more of them).
From the photos, it may look like I'm sitting on something but I'm not. I'm performing a perfect squat.
This thing is great. All you do is stand on the SquatMaster, put your legs between the rollers, grab onto the handle and squat. Holding onto the handles lets you sink into the perfect squat while keeping everything in perfect alignment.
I'm all about the squat, but you can do a bunch more moves on the SquatMaster, including post-workout stretches and yoga poses. Here's a short video showing all the different exercises you can do,
We keep the SquatMaster in the corner of the living room where it's easy to hop on and bust out a bunch of squats while watching TV.
I've made the SquatMaster a part of my everyday strength training because you can never do enough squats.
You can find out more information at SquatMaster.info.