How to Perform Squats – Body Weight Only

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings.

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Make lose fists with both hand and bend your elbows.

Action: Move your body into a squatting position while keeping your back as straight as possible. Continue squatting as low as you can until your knees are bent at 90-degrees. Do not go any lower.

Slowly stand back up into the starting position.

 

Tips:

1.     Keep your head straight or look up to keep your back straight.

2.     Avoid holding your breath or straining when standing back up.

3.     High repetition sets of Squats-Body Weight Only is a good endurance exercise for the lower body. This is also a good warm-up exercise.