Target Area: Lower Body
Equipment: Not required
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart in a comfortable stance, with your hands out in front of you or at your sides for stability.
- Hinge at your hips, then knees as if you were going to sit in a chair.
- Go as low as you can without placing any pressure on your joints, but instead focus on your muscle contractions.
- Straighten your legs back up to return to a standing position.
Add weight to the movement. This can be in the form of dumbbells held either at your sides or one dumbbell placed on your chest horizontally
Go down as low as you feel comfortable. Remember that the squat is a fundamental movement; we as humans perform the squat everyday without even realising. Every time we go to the bathroom, sit down on a chair or get in a car, we are squatting.