Bodyweight squats

STRENGTH

Benefits:

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

 

Pre-Requisites:

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



Preparation:

  • Warm up/stretch the back of the thighs and the lower back.



How to Do the 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 chest up in the mirror.
  3. Drop your butt down to a “half-way” point slowly, holding for 1 second at the bottom, and standing back up slowly.

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