How do you properly do squats at home?


Quick Answer

Do a proper squat by standing straight with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes facing forward. Lower your body slowly as if you were sitting in a chair. Aim for a 90-degree knee angle. Slowly return to a standing position, and repeat.

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  1. Stand up straight

    Stand straight with your head, back, hips and knees in line. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, and point your toes straight ahead. Make sure your neck is in line with your spine.

  2. Contract your abdominal muscles

    Pull in the muscles in your stomach area by pushing your belly button back toward your spine.

  3. Lower your body

    While breathing naturally, slowly lower your body to a seated position to the count of three. Keep your knees behind your toes. Work up to bending your knees at a 90-degree angle.

  4. Return to a standing position

    Slowly raise your body to the starting position while counting to three. Keep your weight on your heels. Avoid locking your knees when in the standing position.

  5. Repeat 10 times

    Repeat the movement 10 times. Focus on moving slowly, keeping your stomach muscles contracted and breathing naturally.

  6. Wait at least 30 seconds between sets

    Wait 30 to 60 seconds, and do a second set of 10 repetitions.

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