How to Do Chair Squat: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

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Muscles Worked in Chair Squats

Muscles worked by chair squats

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Chair Squats

  1. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, or where you feel comfortable.
  2. Squat until you touch the chair.
  3. 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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