How to Do Air Squat: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Air Squat exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Air Squats

Muscles worked in air squats

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Air Squats

  1. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart.
  2. Squat as deep as possible.
  3. Reverse the movement, and return to a standing position.


The air squat is a classic exercise that requires no equipment. For the beginner, this exercise might initiate a strength gain all on its own, and for the more experienced trainee it might serve as a mobility-increasing exercise, warm-up or rehabilitation. You can aid your balance in this exercise by holding out your arms in front of you, or even holding a light weight, like in a goblet squat.

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