Most of you know, I just love squats.
They feature in every single class that I teach – in Zumba and Clubbercise, feature heavily in Body Blitz and even appear in Pilates!
So why do I love squats so much? They are simply the best exercise!
They are safe to perform, non-impact and don’t require any equipment. You use every single muscle in your legs when you squat, and particularly tone your bum and thighs as well as your pelvic floor when you come up to standing.
How to improve your squat:
Make sure that your feet are hip distance apart and both feet are pointing forwards. Engage your tummy muscles and draw your shoulder blades down your back. Take your hips backwards and your weight onto your heels. Bend your knees, push the bottom back and down, leaning forward from the waist and aim to take the thighs parallel with the floor (but remain in your comfortable range of motion and this will get better with practice). Make sure your knees are no further forward than your toes Look straight ahead and open the chest. Check your back isn’t arching and that you have bent from the hips.