As if squats aren’t hard enough, busting out some Hindu squats — think of them as squats but done with arm movements and on one’s toes — will have you gasping for breath while your quads are on fire. This full-body compound exercise gets its name from ancient Indian wrestlers who used it as part of their training to develop extra endurance, mobility, and overall strength in their legs. The poster child for them is Ghulam Muhammad, also known as The Great Gama, a Pehlwani wrestler who became the World Heavyweight Champion in 1910 and remain undefeated for 50 years. His secret weapon? Ostensibly, he did 5,000 grueling Hindu squats every day.
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