What it does?
Make the traditional squat more difficult simply by performing on one leg. The one leg squat will challenge even the most advanced exercisers. Hold dumbbells for increased difficulty
What you need?
No equipment required
How do you do it?
- Start off by standing upright with feet roughly shoulder width apart
- Take one leg off the floor and have it bent at the knee just in front of you
- Extend your arms out in front of you for balance
- Slowly bend the knee of the standing leg and lower yourself down as if you were sitting
- Go down until your thigh is parallel with the floor
- Pause briefly and raise yourself back up to the starting position
- Repeat for desired number of repetitions on each leg
- Make sure you keep your standing foot facing forward and your knee over the toes of the standing foot
- Don't let your knee fall in or out as you squat
- Maintain a neutral spine position throughout the movement
- Keep your heel on the floor