If You're Tired of Regular Squats, Try This Bodyweight Fat-Burning Move

POPSUGAR Photography | Tamara Pridgett
POPSUGAR Photography | Tamara Pridgett

If you've already mastered the air squat and you're looking for a little more intensity, let me introduce you to the drop squat. Your glutes and quadriceps will be doing a majority of the work in this move, and because it's more explosive, you're going to burn more calories. And that is a good thing.

Drop Squat

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders, feet parallel or toes slightly turned out.
  • Jump your feet out as you lower into a squat. At the same time, bring your left hand in front of you, making contact with the ground. Your right arm should be relaxed, behind your back.
  • Jump your feet back in, returning to the starting position. This counts as one rep.
  • Repeat and be sure to alternate the hand that touches the ground.
  • Complete three sets of 15 reps.