The front squat stengthens your hips, knees, back and butt and improves your overall atheleticism. Here’s how it’s done (with or without weights):
- Begin with your legs spread slightly wider than shoulder width, and your toes slightly out-turned.
- Squat by moving your hips and butt back and down. Apply pressure outward on your feet and push your knees out.
- Squeeze your shoulders as tight as you can.
- Bring your hip crease to just below the top of your kneecaps.
- Push through your heels and stands.
Article adapted from Lindsay Berra at BostonMagazine.com.