Squats – Bodyweight

Squats – Bodyweight

Bodyweight squats are an excellent way to develop the technique and flexibility to be able to properly do powerlifting squats. Either way, they are still very challenging when doing them quickly as part of a metabolic and strength conditioning workout! Concentrate on technique before working on speed with these. This exercise involves starting in a standing position, squatting down, then back up into a standing position. This counts as one repetition.

Starting Position – stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and pointed out slightly, at 30 degrees. This is the natural position for your knees and hips and allows for a safe and effective movement.

Going down! If starting at this, it’s a good idea to stick your arms out in front of you to help you develop balance. As you go down, your back remains straight and your glutes reach back and guides the body downwards!

Bottom position – at the bottom your butt and quads will be slightly below parallel with the ground – your feet and lower legs should have remained in their starting positions the whole time. Basically the only thing moving will be your upper legs, hips, and glutes.

Alternate view of finishing position

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