5 minute workouts | quick and easy squat workout

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Quick squat workout - get your glutes working with these 5 squat variations. See the post for instructions on how to squat #squatworkout #squatvariations #howtosquat #legworkout

Exercise Instructions

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

  • 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

Travelling squat

  • 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.

Pulse squats

  • Get into basic squat position
  • From here, pulse up and down 1-2 inches

Squat jump

  • 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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