How to Do a Squat

Learn how to do a squat from personal trainer Layla Luciano in this Howcast thighs workout video.

Transcript

Hey, I'm Layla, and I'm going to show you how to do the squat. So for the squat, you're going to stand with your feet a little bit wider than shoulder width apart. You're going to keep most of the weight in the heels. So as you squat down you're going to make sure that your knees are aligned with your ankles. You're going to push your hips all the way back and squat straight down. Digging through your heels, you're going to stand right back up. So very simple, basic move. Squatting straight down and then up. So this exercise is really great for your quad area, the front of the leg here, the back of the legs, the hamstrings, and the gluts. I'll show you from a different angle here. You're going to bring your feet shoulder width apart, a little bit wider than shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. You shoot those hips all the way back. Get nice and deep in your squat here, and then dig through the heels to stand up. So just taking it down and up. You can do 10 to 12 reps in your leg exercise routine. You can do these fast or you can do them slow. And that's how you do a squat.

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