Half Air Squats: Muscles Worked & Technique

Half Air Squats exercise technique

Muscles Worked

Muscles worked in half air squats

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Half Air Squats

  • 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.

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