Standing with feet about hip width apart or slightly wider, bend your knees and push your hips back like you are about to sit on an imaginary chair. Keep your chest lifted, maintain a neutral spine, and don’t let your knees cave inward. Go as low as you can trying to achieve 90* at the knees, pause and then return to starting position. Perform suggested amount of reps.
What muscle(s) this exercise is for?
Why is this exercise important?
- Squatting increases ability to sit and stand back up as well as overall leg strength.
You should not do this if…
- You should not perform this exercise if you have pain.