The squat. It’s so simple yet can be tricky. Everyone can do them. You squat every single day. Everytime you sit and stand from a chair you’re squatting. This is my favorite strength exercise because it can be done anywhere and you can add resistance to keep it challenging as you progress. Because there are so many variations you’ll challenge different muscle fibers and never get bored. But before we move on we need to master this simple move.
Watch this video of the squat tutorial. Keep all of your cues in check and notice how your body feels as you’re doing the move.
To get started do 12-15 repetitions in a row. If your body feels good, no aches and pains in the knees, low back or hips, continue on to another set. Rest for a minute, repeat another 12-15 repetitions, rest a minute and repeat another 12-15 repetitions.
Give yourself a day or two in between strength training to let your muscles recover. You can do two to three days a week. As you progress and this becomes easy, add resistance with either dumbbells, resistance bands or kettlebells.
If you’re new to strength training and new to Boundless Balance, check out these other posts which will help you start your strength training program.
If you want to take your training to the next level, reach out to me at email@example.com and we can chat to see how I can help you build a routine and practice that will help you build muscle, feel strong and pain free and move through life with ease.