The squat is a classic and very effective exercise that should be included in every street workout routine. It is one of the greatest all-around exercises; it targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. For muscle-building benefits, you don’t need to train like a power-lifter. Just increase your reps. Whether your goal is to gain strength or lose weight, squats are one of the fastest ways to get there.
How to perform a proper Squat
- Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Your toes should be pointed slightly outward.
- Look straight ahead and pick a spot on the wall in front of you. You’ll want to look at this spot the entire time you squat, not looking down at the floor or up at the ceiling.
- Keep your spine in a neutral position. This means don’t round your back, but also don’t hyper extend and over accentuate the natural arch of your back.
- As you squat down, focus on keeping your knees in line with your feet.
- Squat down until your hip joint is lower than your knees.