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How to Do a Squat

There are no shortcuts to a more toned rear end, but squats are one proven secret to success. Learn how to do a squat correctly: As this video shows, a few simple moves will target and tone your rear.

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Follow These Five Easy Steps:

  1. How To: Do a Squat1Stand straight with feet hip-width apart

    Stand with your feet apart, directly under your hips, and place your hands on your hips.

  2. How To: Do a Squat Step 22Tighten your stomach muscles

    Standing up tall, put your shoulders back, lift your chest, and pull in your abdominal muscles.

  3. How To: Do a Squat Step 33Lower down, as if sitting

    Bend your knees while keeping your upper body as straight as possible, as if you were lowering yourself onto a seat behind you. Lower yourself as far as you can without leaning your upper body more than a few inches forward.

    Tip: Don’t allow your knees to go too far forward. You don’t want them to stick out past your toes.

  4. How To: Do a Squat Step 44Straighten your legs

    Being careful not to lock your knees when you reach a standing position, straighten your legs.

  5. How To: Do a Squat5Repeat the movement

    Repeat for three sets of 10 to 15 reps.

    Tip: Stretch your arms out in front of you for added balance during squats.