4 Types Of Squats You Can Do Anywhere

Squats are one of those exercises that is super simple but have complex results. A simple squat not only works your butt, hips and thighs, it’s also an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back. Here are some squats that you can do anywhere…even while watching the big game.

1. Body Weight Squats
This is just a regular squat with zero exercise equipment. There are no dumbbells, barbells, or kettle-bells involved. Just get into basic squat form, feet hip width apart, feet slightly pointed out, squat down to where your knees reach a 90 degree angle and then try to maintain the weight through your heels as you push yourself back up to start. Remember to not lean forward and to maintain a flat back throughout the exercise.

One of best fitness professionals to show you how to do squats is Buffie Carruth of Bodynomics and BrickBuilt.com

2. Plie Squats
In this squat your feet need to be wider than hip width apart with feet angled significantly outward. Same rules of a regular squat apply to this one. Be sure to keep your back in line, and you are going to bend your knees more outward than straight. This is going to target your inner thighs significantly. If you need to make it more difficult, grab some weights or a kettle-bell!