- Hips & Buttocks
- Strengthens legs, hips, torso.
- Develops and strengthens basic motor patterns.
Body weight squats performed to parallel develop strength in the glutes, hamstrings, hip adductors, quadriceps and spinal extensors. This exercise transfers well to the real world and can be adapted to meet the needs of almost anyone. For more complete lower-body development body weight squats to below parallel.
- With your feet wider than shoulder width, hold your arms out in front of you.
- Squat straight down.
- Keep your feet flat and straight or slightly pointed outward.
- Stand back up, leading with the chest.
- Rounding the back.
- Letting the knees cave in.
- Knees not pointing in the same directions the toes are pointing.