Half Squat- Leg Exercise
a leg muscle exercise, are a great exercise to
slim leg. It’s a good leg exercise for women
whatever your training level maybe. Men or stronger
women can choose to use a barbell for this leg
When using barbells half squats are
actually a good leg and butt exercise since
use your legs and butt to push the weight up.
your back and buttocks against the wall
and stand with your feet shoulder’s
If you are using a barbell
use a squat rack to support the weight
Place a barbell across your
back while using your hands and arms to
help support it.
Place your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart with your toes pointed
straight or slightly outward.
This toe position is important to emphasize
inner thigh development. Indeed,
this leg and thigh exercise is perfect for
toning those muscles.
While gently holding in your
stomach, slowly slide your back downward and bend
your knees breathing in as you do so, lowering
your hips into a half squat.
For better balance
lift your arms in front of you as you bend
The first few times, stop the sliding
when your thighs form an angle of approximately
Hold this position for at least 30 seconds.
You will notice how your glutei and quadriceps
(the muscle in the front of your thigh) are working.
Then, exert the muscles of your legs and buttocks
to go up, and slowly straighten your legs back
returning to a standing position.
After completing each movement, rest for about 15
seconds and then repeat the movement till you do
a series of up to 5 movements.
As your training in this leg extension exercise
improves, you must go even lower, until you manage
to hold a position with your knees at a 90º
You should also gradually increase the time
you hold the position, until you are able to hold
it for 1 whole minute and repeat
it after a 30 second
break until completing a series of 5 movements.
If when doing this movement, or on ending this leg
exercise, your knees should hurt, stop doing it
and consult the physician who prescribed it.