What is a Body Squat?
Leg day. Sigh. Admittedly, I used to skip leg day back in college and instead do distance runs of 4-6 miles. Yeah, that’s right. I literally used to run away from leg day and preferred putting in 4-6 miles over doing leg exercises in the gym.
The following muscle group is engaged by the Body Squat:
How to Do a Body Squat (Instructions):
Trainer Tips for the Body Squat:
Progression (make harder)
Perform the movement on top of an unstable surface, like a pool chair (yes I’ve done this), balance beam, couch (yes I’ve done this too), etc…
- Pause for 2 seconds at the bottom of the movement.
- Perform the movement slowly. Count to 4 on your way down and count to 2 on your way up.
- Perform the movement using only one leg, while holding onto a chair, table or other elevated surface.
Regression (make easier)
- Perform the movement while holding onto a chair, table or other raised surface.
Do one Tabata with the body squat.
- A Tabata is a 4 minute workout, made up of 8 intervals. Each interval is 20 seconds of activity and 10 seconds of rest. There are a lot of free apps for your smartphone that provide an automatic timer for the Tabata workout. I utilize the Tabata Stopwatch Pro.
- For the Body Squat Tabata, perform 20 seconds of body squats followed by 10 seconds of rest, and repeat until you reach the 4 minute mark.