Bodyweight Squats

STRENGTH

How to Do

How to Do Bodyweight Squats

No excessive tension in abdominals, hip flexors, and or quadriceps.

Each exercise should begin with a good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop this exercise.

Beginning 

Beginning Bodyweight Squats

Warm-up stretch the back of the thighs and the lower back.

Movement

Bodyweight Squats Movement

1. Stand facing a mirror with chest up, feet straight and shoulder-width apart, lower back contracted.

2. Bend at the knees and lean forward keeping your chest up in the mirror.

3. Drop your butt down to a halfway point slowly, holding for 1 second at the bottom, and standing back up slowly.

Benefits

Bodyweight Squats Benefits

This exercise is a good, compound way to train your legs safely when in the beginning stages of a lower-body exercise program.

Exercise Aliases

Bodyweight Squat, The Squat, Body-Weight Squat, Simple Squat, Classic Squat.

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