1 Leg Squat
The one leg squat is a very good exercise for developing the quadriceps, gluts and hamstring muscles, and also to provide excellent stabilization and balance of your complete body.
This squat exercise can be made harder by placing one foot firmly on a step box in order to increase the range of movement, however you may decide to simply stand on one leg.
Holding onto either a chair, or keeping your hands against a wall, will aid in balance and make the exercise easier.
Smoothly lower yourself down, keeping your back straight and head up, aiming to avoid any bending movement from your body, either to the sides - rear or front.
Remember the one main rule when doing any squat style exercise, is to avoid extending your knee past your toes, focus on taking your buttocks to the floor, rather than bending your leg.
Avoid going down any further than a 90-degree bend in your leg, as this increases the risk of injury.
The exercise can be made harder by holding onto a suitable dumbbell weight.
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.
Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet
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