Squat, similar with Lunges, is a great all-around exercise for the legs. This Fitness exercise is a tried-and-tested lower body exercise for anyone without knee problems. Squats focus on your hamstrings and gluteals, and also target your abdominal muscles and lower back since they are used for balance.
The Squats come in many variations. Learn the basic type of Squats in this section:
|STEP 1: Stand (with legs slightly bent and feet hip-width apart) and keep your back straight. Put your hands on your hips.|
|STEP 2: Slightly lean forward. Bend your knees and lower your upper body. Be sure to keep your heels on the floor.|
Whether you prefer working with Free Weights, Weights on Gym Machines or just with your own body weight, the important thing to do is to start realistically and keep at it – at all costs.