How to Perfect The Squat

Five steps to mastering the simple (but not always easy) compound movement.

  1. Stand with your feet just slightly wider than hip-width, toes pointed straight forward. Keep the abdominal muscles slightly contracted and the shoulders pulled back.
  2. If you’re not using weight, clasp your hands in front of your face with the elbows bent at 90 degrees.
  3. With the spine straight and chest up, bend through the knees lowering down as far as comfortable. Don’t go past a 90-degree bend in the knees if you have issues or pain.
  4. Drive through your heels and return to standing. Be sure to bring the hips all the way back to neutral.
  5. Repeat 10 to 12 times.

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