How to squat
- Have your feet a little more than hip distance apart, parallel or slightly turned out.
- Bend at your knees and hips as you lower into squat position. Aim to get your thighs parallel with the floor.
- Make sure your knees don’t go any further forward than your toes.
- Come back up gently, making sure you don’t jerk your knees backwards.
- Avoid arching your back or rounding your shoulders and keep your neck in line with your spine.
- Wide squat
- Take your feet about twice hip distance apart and turn them out slightly
- Squat down as with a regular squat.
- Make sure your knees are over your feet (that is, not rolling inwards) and aren’t extending further than your toes.
- Come back to your starting position and repeat
- Start by doing a wide squat, then as you come up out of the squat, close your left foot to your right.
- Now step to the right and go down into another squat.
- Do a total of 4 squats to the right, then repeat the sequence to the left.
- Get into basic squat position
- From here, pulse up and down 1-2 inches
- Start in a squat position, with your arms down by your sides.
- Swing your arms up over your head as you push your toes off the ground and jump up,
- Come back down onto the floor in the starting position and repeat.
Before you do this workout, please read these safety guidelines.
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