- Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart, or where you feel comfortable.
- Squat as deep as possible, or as deep as you want.
- 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 it’s 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.
This version of the air squat 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.
Text and graphics from the StrengthLog app.