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.
What You Need:
Follow These Five Easy Steps:
- 1Stand straight with feet hip-width apart
Stand with your feet apart, directly under your hips, and place your hands on your hips.
- 2Tighten your stomach muscles
Standing up tall, put your shoulders back, lift your chest, and pull in your abdominal muscles.
- 3Lower 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.
- 4Straighten your legs
Being careful not to lock your knees when you reach a standing position, straighten your legs.
- 5Repeat 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.