The Squat

The Squat builds strength and muscle in your lower body.


  • Promotes mobility and balance which makes it a functional exercise that makes real life activities easier.
  • Prevents injury by strengthening the stabilizing muscle, ligaments and tissue.
  • Boosts your athletic performance you can jump higher and run faster.

Proper Form

  • Stand with a comfortable stance. Plant feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart with toes turned out at a slight angle.
  • Lower yourself by reaching back with your butt while maintaining a strong lower back. Keep your knees aligned with your toes and your toes on the ground.
  • Chest up, upper back tight, eyes looking forward and slightly down, head in a neutral position. Maintain a nice cohesive line along your spine.
  • Go just below parallel, so that your butt drops below your knees.
  • Come back up by pushing through the heel.

Things to Remember

  • Don’t let your knees bow inward. Think of actively shoving your knees outward on the descent so that they track over your toes.
  • Visualize driving through the heel, try lifting your toes off the ground the first few reps.