Squats are one of those exercises that are so beneficial we shouldn't NOT do them. 

Squats are a foundational functional exercise that makes everyday life easier by...

  • Promoting body wide muscle building
  • Increasing muscle which helps us burn more fat
  • Helping us to maintain balance and core strength
  • Increasing overall body strength and flexibility to help us stay mobile as we age
  • Toning and tightening our butt, abs, and legs

How to perform the basic squat correctly:

  • Feet shoulder width apart and turned slightly out
  • Neutral spine, back straight
  • Chest and shoulders up
  • Look straight ahead
  • Put your body weight in your heels
  • As you squat down push your butt back
  • Keep your knees in line with your feet
  • When your hip joint is lower than your knees stand back up driving through your heels
  • Squeeze your butt at the top

Give it a go and when you are ready to mix it up try these different variations!

There are a ton of different ways to squat but here a few of my favorites: 

Unweighted:

  • Sumo Squat
  • Jump Squat
  • Squat Pulse
  • Squat Jack
  • Pistol Squat

Weighted:

  • Goblet Squat w/ 1 Dumbbell
  • Basic Squat w/ 2 Dumbbells
  • Bulgarian Split Squats w/ 2 Dumbbells
  • Split Squat w/2 Dumbbells

Mix up these variations by picking 3-5 different squats.

Perform each squat 10 times then repeat the sequence 5 times.

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