5 Ways to upgrade a basic squat

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No complete body workout is ever complete without the squat. It is one of the best moves that you can incorporate in your workout. It will strengthen your core and the best part is that it will leave you with a firmer butt.
You can upgrade your basic squat to burn more calories and work your core muscles better.

Here are a few upgrades to the basic squat:

–    Sumo Squat

Area it helps: Upper legs (Inner thighs)

How to do it: Stand with your feet wide apart, wider than the shoulder and your toes turned out slightly. Keeping your back straight bring your body down as low as your knees will take you. Pause and then come back up.

sumo squat
–    Split Squat

Area it helps:Glutes

How to do it: Stand with feet a little less than shoulder-width apart; step left foot forward and slightly to the left. Lower down until back knee touches floor. Stand back up.  Repeat on both sides.

split squat

–    Jump Squat

Area it helps:Glutes

How to do it: Start by doing the basic squat with your arms out in front of you. Whenyour hips are slightly below parallel, jump up and swingyour arms behind you.When you land immediately go back down.

jump squat
–    Step-down Squat

Area it helps: Core to Calf

How to do it:Stand on a box and lower hips, stepping your right leg out to tap the floor.As you rise, drive your right knee high while coming onto ball of left foot. Repeat on other side.

step down squatGoblet Squat

Area it helps: Abs and hips

How to do it:Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding a 10-pound dumbbell in front of chest.Push hips back and sink into heels until thighs are just below parallel.Push back up.

Goblet Squat

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