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A 48-year-old member asked:

will squats help make my big butt better?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
May be: Squats will help to tone up your gluteus muscles and make then stronger and with time and perseverance bigger, however will not get rid of the fat only diet and loosing weight will do.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

When im squatting at the gym is it bad at all to squat past my thighs being parralel to the ground?

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Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: That does put a lot of stress on the patellofemoral joint, which is the undersurface of the knee cap as it rides on the femur with bending of the knee. Past parallel to the ground is not recommended for this exercise.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it recommended to do squats and deadlifts barefoot or in slippers?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Neither: If you drop a weight on your foot you will be very sorry that you didn't have the proper support from your athletic shoe. They are also rubber and will give you the ability to prevent slipping.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: squatting?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
For me and you: To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one's haunches or heels.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Other than squats are there any good exercises to tone your butt?

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Dr. Rashid Khan
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Stair climbers: Stair climbers are great for toning the gluteus muscles.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What to do if i know squats help your butt, but do they help lose love handles?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes and no: You can't spot-reduce. You'll lose the fat around your midsection as you burn calories doing squats and other exercises. Glad you're doing fitness, and best wishes.

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