Body squats are a lower body exercise that targets the muscles in the legs and buttocks, specifically the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. They are a type of bodyweight exercise, which means that you use your own body weight as resistance. Body squats are a simple and effective way to build strength and improve overall athletic performance.
To perform body squats, you will need a clear space to move in.
- Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing slightly outward.
- Take a deep breath and bend your knees, lowering your body as if you were sitting back into a chair. Keep your chest up and your back straight as you descend.
- Lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor, or until you reach the desired depth.
- Exhale and push through your heels to straighten your legs and return to the starting position.
Remember to keep your core tight and your movements controlled throughout the exercise. It is important to use proper form to avoid injury and maximize the benefits of the exercise. You can also add resistance to body squats by holding a dumbbell or a kettlebell at your chest or by wearing a weight vest.