Raised Leg Squat

Rest one foot on the side of a raised step box, the higher the box, the harder the exercise will be for the gluts and inner thigh adductor muscles.

Keeping your back straight lower yourself down, lower your buttocks down towards the floor, whilst avoiding letting your knees travel over your toes - focus on bringing your buttocks to the floor, rather than bending your knees.
 

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Contract your gluts and push down on your feet to raise yourself smoothly up again.

You can also work your calf muscle on the raised leg, by keeping the heel on the step box throughout the movement.

This exercise can obviously be made harder by holding a suitable weight, however focus on mastering the basics before increasing the level of difficulty.

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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