Chair Squat: Muscles Worked & Technique

Chair Squat exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Chair Squats

Muscles worked by chair squats

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Chair Squats

  • Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, or where you feel comfortable.
  • Squat until you touch the chair.
  • Reverse the movement, and return to a standing position.


This is the home version of the box squat. It is suitable if you can not do a squat with full depth yet, or if you want to restrict the depth because of an injury.

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