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Bodyweight Squat

Primary muscle group: Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary: Abs, Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment: NO EQUIPMENT
  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart. Your toes should be pointing straight ahead or only slightly outward.
  2. Cross your arms in front of your body, place your hands behind your head (prisoner squat) or at the sides of your head.
  3.  Keep your weight on your heels and bend your knees while lowering your hips towards the ground as if you are sitting down on a chair.
  4. Keep your back straight at all times.
  5. Continue until you feel a slight stretch in your quadriceps. Pause for a count of one. Do not let your knees extend out beyond the level of your toes.
  6. Return to the start position by pushing down through your heels and extending your hips forward until you are standing straight. Repeat.

Related exercises

Try these other exercises targeting the same primary muscle group:

Cable Hip Abduction Wall Sit / Squat / Chair Frog Jumps Bosu Ball Single Leg Bridge / Hip Thrust / Extension TRX Suspension Straps Overhead Squat
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