The squat is a great exercise to add to your workout routine. This move focuses on sculpting and toning your glutes and leg muscles. Also, it helps strengthen the knee muscles. The first benefit of this move is that it is a cardio exercise. So, burn those calories and get the blood pumping. Second, it tones and tightens the muscles. Third, helps to improve your balance and flexibility. Additionally, it promotes blood circulation. Who wants to increase core strength and burn calories? You’ve got it.

There are a few things to remember when doing this exercise. As always, engage your core and keep your abdominals tight! Squeeze them in. Then, keep your back with a nice, straight alignment. Next, keep the chest up and shoulders back. Equally important is to let the hips go back, as if you are sitting in a chair. At this point, watch that your knees do not extend beyond the toes. Most importantly, put pressure on the heels of the feet. Finally, breath in as you lower down and breath out as you return up. One last thing, always respect your limits. Enjoy!

Primary muscles:

Glutes, hip flexors, quads

Secondary muscles:

Abs, calves, hamstrings, lower back