Wide Air Squat

Wide Air Squat


This exercise involves standing with feet shoulder-width apart and squatting down until the thighs are parallel to the ground, then standing back up. It primarily targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Wide Air Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed slightly outward.
  2. Engage your core and keep your chest lifted throughout the exercise.
  3. Lower your hips down and back as if you are sitting in a chair.
  4. Keep your knees in line with your toes and your weight in your heels.
  5. Lower until your thighs are parallel to the ground or as low as you can comfortably go.
  6. Pause briefly at the bottom of the squat.
  7. Push through your heels to stand back up to the starting position.
  8. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Wide Air Squat Form & Visual

Wide Air Squat

Wide Air Squat Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower body muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and ankles
  • Can be done without equipment and in a variety of settings
  • Engages the core muscles for added abdominal strength

Wide Air Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Wide Air Squat Variations & Alternatives