This exercise is designed to strengthen the legs and gluteal muscles. The squat is a great overall exercise that requires many stabilizing muscle groups as well.
- Start this exercise with feet shoulder width apart.
- Slowly bend your knees and push your bum towards the floor as if to sit on a chair. Make sure to keep your torso straight, and that you do not strain your back.
Slowly rise, and return to starting position.
- Do 3-5 reps or as desired. Holding a barbell behind the neck or in front will help stabilize you, but also make this exercise more challenging. You can also hold dumbbells in each hand.