The Basic Chair Squat exercises the buns, hips and thighs and it can be done any time / anywhere! Squats are one of the best lower body exercises. This particular squat is easy on beginners and folks with knee issues. And it’s a good functional exercise because it mimics everyday movements. Here’s how to do it:
- Securely place a chair behind you (make certain that it won’t roll or move) and then stand in front of it. Keep your feet about shoulder width apart.
- Now, tighten your stomach (ab) muscles while bending your knees. Slowly continue to bend your knees and start to squat down towards the chair.
- Be sure to keep your knees behind your toes. Sit down in the chair for a few seconds.
- Now, tighten your thigh muscles and lift up out of the chair; straighten your legs to a standing position.
- Do this several times.
After some days of practice with doing this, try to just hover over the seat of the chair – don’t actually sit down, then straighten up the legs to standing. Repeat. Watch those knees, don’t let them go past your toes.