Squats is a beginner level exercise. It is one of the best exercises as it requires full body coordination and activates many muscles. It is also one of the most challenging exercises to perform correctly. Before moving on to the other variations of the squat, be sure to have a thorough understanding of the technique and posture required to perform the exercise correctly. Throughout the squat movement make sure to keep your back straight with your chest and head up. Start with your feet shoulder width apart with your arms straight out in front of you. Slowly drop your hips while bringing your butt back as if you were sitting down in a chair. You want to have a slight torso tilt forward to keep your balance while you drop to the bottom of the squat—as you tilt forward focus on keeping your back straight with your chest and head up Come down until your knees and hip are in line (or as close to that as comfortable) then slower return back up and breath out. Make sure your knees do not go past your toes and your heels stay on the ground.
Lower Body | Beginner | Glutes (Butt), Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings