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.
- 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.
- Contract your abdominal muscles
Pull in the muscles in your stomach area by pushing your belly button back toward your spine.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat 10 times
Repeat the movement 10 times. Focus on moving slowly, keeping your stomach muscles contracted and breathing naturally.
- Wait at least 30 seconds between sets
Wait 30 to 60 seconds, and do a second set of 10 repetitions.