Squat Exercise is a trending exercise regime you should consider. When you are beginning an exercise regimen, one exercise you should get familiar with is the Squat Exercise. With its moves that focus on your lower body, squats primarily works on and strengthens your core, hips, hamstrings, glutes and quads directly, while giving your abs some workouts as well, albeit indirectly. So, from strengthening your core and improving your overall fitness, to making you less prone to back injuries, squats can do it all! Here are three squat moves for beginners to try.
Single Leg Squat Exercise
Stand tall and stretch your arms forward at shoulder level, keeping them parallel to the floor, your palms facing downward. Lift your right leg off the floor and while holding it, lower your body as far as you can, while pushing back your hips. Balancing your weight on your left leg, try to squat until your right leg is parallel to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and return to your position at the beginning slowly. Repeat this single leg squat move by switching your leg positions.
Dumbbell Split Squat
Hold a pair of dumbbells in your arms placed on both sides with your palms facing each other. Get into a posture whereby your feet are spread hip width apart and the toe of your right foot is on a line behind the left foot’s heel. Lower your body gradually, going down as far as you can. Hold for 30 seconds and then return to your position at the beginning. Repeat this squat exercise by switching your legs.
This is the most common Squat Exercise that everyone can perform. Keeping your feet spread slightly more than the width of your shoulder, stand straight and then start lowering your body slowly, with your knees bent, while giving a backward push to your hips until you notice your thighs come in a parallel line to the ground. Hold for a minute and then return to your position at the beginning, by pushing yourself back slowly
Note: Beginners’ exercises don’t need to be boring. Give your squat exercise routine some variety with these three moves.