Target Area: Lower Body
Equipment: Not required
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your hands out in front of you or at your sides for stability.
- Bend at the hips first, 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.
- Come up slightly and squat back down to the bottom position before straightening your legs back up to return to a standing position. This is one repetition.
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.
Master a Pause Squat first.