[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTM2Pe0r4bs&feature=youtu.be]Hormonal response; another great reason to Squat and Deadlift. When we lift heavy weights like during Squatting and Deadlifting, our body responds with a cascade of hormones. In the case of men it is testosterone and growth hormone. For women it’s mostly growth hormone. Both hormones are anabolic; fat burning and lean muscle building. If you want to be lean and shapely, you need those hormones. BTW, another great way to get that hormonal response is through intense metabolic conditioning workouts such as CrossFit Workouts of the Day (WOD). What do you think happens when you combine heavy weights with intense metabolic conditioning like the workout in this video?