This exercise involves standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and squatting down while keeping your back straight and your weight on your heels. You can use a support, such as a chair or wall, to help maintain balance and proper form. This exercise targets the muscles in your legs, glutes, and core.
Supported Squat Instructions
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing slightly outward.
- Hold your arms straight out in front of you for balance.
- Lower your body by bending your knees and pushing your hips back as if you were sitting in a chair.
- Keep your chest up and your back straight.
- Lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- Push through your heels to stand back up to the starting position.
- Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Supported Squat Form & Visual
Supported Squat Benefits
- Stretches the entire body, particularly the back, hamstrings, and shoulders
- Improves posture and spinal alignment
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Strengthens the core and back muscles
- Relieves stress and tension in the body
- Improves circulation and oxygen flow
- Can help alleviate back pain and discomfort
Supported Squat Muscles Worked
Supported Squat Variations & Alternatives
- Supported squat with resistance band
- Supported squat with dumbbells
- Supported squat with kettlebell
- Supported squat with medicine ball
- Supported squat with barbell