Chair Squats

Chair Squats

Brittany Barnes, Rockport Fitness Personal Trainer, demonstrates how to do a chair squat. Chair squats are beneficial to those learning proper squatting technique for the first time or for people with poor balance. This exercise will  help strengthen your core, quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Brittany suggests performing 4 sets of 10 reps or 3 sets of 15 reps once a day.

Step 1: Stand in front of a char with your feet shoulder width apart. Keep your knees over your feet.

Step 2: Slowly lower your buns toward the char without actually sitting down. Be sure to tighten your abdominal muscles to help support your back.

Step 3: Keep your knees over your ankles and place your weight in your heels throughout the full range of motion. Placing your arms out in front of you will help you balance.

Step 4: Straighten your body upright and repeat.


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