A Quick Exercise To Do At Work … or anywhere

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Now, tighten your stomach (ab) muscles while bending your knees.  Slowly continue to bend your knees and start to squat down towards the chair.
  3. Be sure to keep your knees behind your toes.  Sit down in the chair for a few seconds.
  4. Now, tighten your thigh muscles and lift up out of the chair; straighten your legs to a standing position.
  5. 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.

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