Exercise of the Month presented by The Strong Movement

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Exercise of the Month presented by The Strong Movement

Bodyweight Squats

Our friend, Ailis Garcia, from The Strong Movement guides us through the ‘bodyweight squat’!

Start with feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Back should be naturally arched and core should be braced. Shoulders should be pulled back and head straight. Lower body as far down as you can by pushing and hinging your hips back (as if you’re going to sit down), while bending your knees in one motion. Tops of thighs should be parallel to the floor or lower. Weight should be on your heels and not over toes. Also, your knees should not go in front of your toes. Your torso should stay as upright as possible and lower back still slightly arched.

Arms can come out in front of you naturally. Pause at the bottom and hold before pushing through heels and returning to starting position. Note that your squat will look unique to you depending on your height and body mechanics.