How to: Bodyweight Squat
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Gluteals, Quads, Hamstrings
- Plant both feet on the floor shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend at both the hips and knees, ensuring that your knees remain in line with your toes. Continue bending your knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor. Ensure that your torso remains as upright as possible while maintaining a neutral spine.
- Exhale. Push through your heels and extend your legs to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
For a lower-impact alternative to bodyweight squats that is more gentle on your knee joints, try a half squat.
Alternative Exercises for Legs
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.