Fitness Move of The Week: Squats
Squats are wonderful for toning the legs and here are some tips on how to get one done!
Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gluteals, Hip Flexors
Proper Execution of the Exercise:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart
Inhale and keeping your back straight and chest up, sit back as if you are sitting in a chair
Make sure your knees do not move beyond the top of your feet and your rear does not dip lower than the knees
Exhale and stand up
*Looking in the mirror sideways is incredibly helpful when checking your form in a squat. If you feel that you are not ready to complete a regular squat, try doing one off of a wall with a Swiss ball in the small of your back.
For added difficulty:
Add dumbbells in your hand
Use a weight bar
Test your balance with single-leg squats
Learn how to do split squats