Sitting all day can leave your legs feeling listless and neglected. Wake them up with this classic exercise.
- Push your chair back from your desk about 18 inches.
- Stand up with your feet about hip width apart and your toes pointed just a bit outward (not straight ahead).
- Sit back down in your chair.
- Repeat 12-15 times.
Some notes on good squat technique:
- Inhale as you are squatting and exhale as you are rising.
- Keep your back perpendicular to the floor throughout the exercise.
- Don’t bend your knees beyond a 90-degree angle. To put it another way, don’t let your thighs go lower than parallel to the floor.
- As you descend, don’t let your knees go forward of your toes.
- If you feel at all weak or unsteady, support yourself by resting your hands on the back of another chair or another sturdy surface.
Grow Younger, Live Longer, Deepak Chopra & David Simon
You Don’t Know Squat!, TopEndSports.com
Learning the Squat, Stumptuous.com