This exercise targets your quadriceps, activate your core and just about every other muscle of your lower body including your glutes, hamstrings, and calves.
How to Squat
1) Stand as tall as you can with feet spread shoulder-width apart. Your lower back should be naturally arched. Hold your arms straight out in front of your body at shoulder level. Brace your core and hold it that way throughout the entire exercise.
2) Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause and slowly push yourself back to the starting position. Your torso should stay upright and your arms should stay in the same position from start to finish. The tops of your thighs should be parallel to the floor or lower.
- keep your core tight and don’t let your lower back round.
- Keep your weight on your heels, not your toes throughout the entire exercises. You should be able to wiggle your toes at any given moment during your squat.
- Knees should always follow the direction of your toes.
By adding a jump at the end of your squat, you will increase your heart rate and switch your body to fat burning mode. Try 10 squat jumps at the end of every circuit throughout your workout. By the end of your workout, you will have added 120 squat jumps. Increase reps each week and also add in some weights every few days to really challenge yourself.
Let me know below how you are doing each week and make sure to add the strength you gained and the inches you’ve lost around your thighs!