Squats

Exercise, Legs

Squat

When you perform a squat, you want to feel more than just your quads (the front of your legs) turning on. When you really press into your heels, you should feel your glutes firing and a sensation down the back of your leg as well.

Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, feet pointing straight forward
  2. Shift your weight onto your heels and press your hips back as you bend through the knees and hips, keeping your chest high as if you’re going to sit into a chair
  3. Press down through your heels again to raise back up to the starting position

Things to note

  • Stay tall through your chest; don’t let your shoulders hunch forward
  • Keep your knees from falling inwards or outwards as you lower down and come back up
  • Stay off of your toes