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Bodyweight Squats vs Hindu Squats

In this article we’re going to discuss bodyweight squats vs hindu squats and which is better.

As with a lot of my answers the answer here is it depends on what your goals are.

In the previous post we covered regular bodyweight squat form. Now here is the Hindu squat form.

The Benefits of Regular Bodyweight Squats

  • Works the hamstrings and glutes more then Hindu squats.
  • Builds flexibility in those muscles.
  • Same squat pattern as is needed for weighted squats.

The Benefits of Hindu Squats

  • Works the quadriceps more then regular squats.
  • Builds flexibility in those muscles and in the knee joint.
  • More rhythmic movement allows for higher reps.

Since each person is individual, whatever your build and/or limitations may be, one of these movements may be better suited to you then another. For example some people can’t do Hindu squats because it hurts there knees, yet other people have fixed knee pain by doing Hindu squats.

Optimally if you’re doing lots of repetitions I would say it is best to mix and match. Instead of only doing one form or the other you can alternate, either on a set by set or workout by workout basis.

Read up on the Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Squats and Pistols to discover the right way to build flexibility and stamina for body weight squats and pistols.

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