Supported SquatSupported Squat
Supported Squat
Beginner Difficulty
Dynamic Exercise
Muscles Involved
Human musclesGlutesQuadricepsHamstringsCalvesShins
Primary Muscles
Glutes
Quadriceps
Hamstrings
Secondary Muscles
Calves
Shins
Exercise Performance
Stand up straight with the feet shoulder width apart, or slightly wider. Your arms should be out straight and angled down, holding onto a sturdy object higher than your thighs. Slowly lower yourself down by bending at the hips and the knees, keeping your back as straight as possible, until your hamstrings meet your calves and you cannot descend any further. Pause for a moment, before pushing yourself up using mostly leg power. Try to keep the arms fairly straight. Your heels should remain flat on the floor throughout the exercise.
Progressions
Beginner - 1x10 Rep
Intermediate - 2x15 Rep
Master - 3x30 Rep
Exercise Video

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