Circuit One: Squat
- Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders, feet parallel or toes pointed out slightly. Hold your hands out in front of you for balance, as shown. Shift your pelvis back, bend your knees, and lower your hips as if you were sitting into a chair. You're aiming to bring your thighs parallel to the floor, but don't let your knees go beyond your toes. Your weight should be in your heels.
- Press your heels into the floor to straighten your legs and return to standing. Squeeze your glutes when you're standing to complete the exercise.
- This counts as one rep.
This move works the thighs, butt, and core. Many exercises build on the basic squat, so it pays to master your form before adding weights and variations to your workouts. Practice by squatting onto the edge of a chair if you feel you need more guidance on form.