Squatting is anther movement we do each and every day. This should be another movement that continues to be easy to perform daily and as we age.
Primary muscles worked: Quadriceps
Secondary muscles worked: Glutes, Calves, Hamstrings & Low Back
1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart with your toes slightly pointed outward. Hold one dumbbell with both hands vertically in front of your chest. Keep your head up and your back straight at all times. This will be your start position.
2. Bend your knees and lower the Healthy Body downward, sitting your weight back and down into your heels. Stop lowering when the angle between the upper leg and the calves becomes slightly less than 90-degrees. Focus on making sure that your knees do not come past your toes. There should be an imaginary straight line connecting your knees and your toes that remains perpendicular to the front.
3. Inhale as your lower down, exhaling as you stand back up.
Tip: You can practice this facing a wall to get the hang of the leg position, the wall will act as a guide to keep your knees from moving past your toes.