The supported squat is ideal for beginners or persons who are recovering from a leg injury, which requires a controlled easier approach.
This method can be implemented for a number of quadriceps exercises, with the main aim being the use of your upper body strength to aid and support the workload for your lower body.
Commence your movement with both hands holding onto a secure handle, or a heavy chair, lowering down smoothly under control.
After you have lowered yourself down, you can aid the lifting phase of the movement by pulling yourself up with your arms, adjusting the amount of work you place on your legs by the depth that you lower (the lower you go the harder the exercise), and by the amount of pull you make with your arms.
Always make sure that the chair or handle you use will support you when pulling against it.
Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.
Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.
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