Equipment Required: a pair of dumbbells
Stand with a dumbbell in each hand, with your feet flat on the floor and about shoulder width apart. Toes should be slightly turned out.
Slowly descend until the upper legs are parallel to the floor. Your movement should be backward and down as if you were sitting into a chair.
Push back up to the starting position.
Key points to remember
- When standing, avoid locking the knees straight.
- Keep the knees from moving in front of your toes.
- Avoid leaning forward.
- keep the abdominals tight and the lower back in a neutral position.
- Only a certain amount of weight can be carried in the hands. To increase the load on the legs you should perform the squat exercise with a barbell and the weight on your shoulders. Similar exercises are the deadlift, lunge and leg press.
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