Side Squat

The side squat is a good exercise for both the quadriceps (thighs) and gluts (buttock) muscles.

Squat down remembering to keep your knees over your toes, with your arms down to your sides.
 

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squat down keeping knees over your toes keep your hands out to your sides for balance


Come up, extending one leg to the side, keeping your hands out to the side to aid your balance.

You can either alternate legs, or work the same leg continuously for set repetitions then swap sides.

Holding the leg in the outer phase for 2 - 3 seconds will increase the difficulty of this exercise.

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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