What’s the proper way to perform a squat?

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Everybody knows that the squat is the best exercise that you can do.  Heck, even Mandy Ingber includes squats within her Yogalosophy practice, giving Jennifer Aniston her tight backside and toned legs.  There’s simply no other exercise that measures up to the squat.  Learn more about why squats are the best here.

Consistently doing squats each day will transform your hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, butt and abs.  They will also build muscle enabling you to burn more calories at rest.  But with all of the benefits that come from doing squats, it’s important that they are performed properly to protect against injury.

Here is the proper way to perform squats:

  1. Warm up by stretching out your legs, touch your toes or maybe do few runners lunges to get your body ready for squats.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
  3. With your back straight and relaxed, be sure to keep your knees directly over your ankles and feet.
  4. Bend and lower your knees, hips and butt until reaching a 90 degree angle slowly, squats should never be rushed.
  5. Pull yourself back up to starting position while tightening your butt at the same time.
  6. Repeat this 20 times, performing 2-3 sets three to four times per week and watch your lower body transform.  How many can you do?  36?

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