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Move of the Day: Bodyweight Squat.

A bodyweight squat is a strength training exercise that involves squatting down and standing back up using your own body weight as resistance. It is a compound exercise that targets the muscles of the lower body, including the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings.

To perform a bodyweight squat properly:

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes pointing slightly outward.

  2. Engage your core and keep your chest lifted.

  3. Push your hips back and bend your knees as you lower your body down into a squat.

  4. Lower yourself as far as you can while keeping your chest lifted and your heels planted on the ground.

  5. Push through your heels to stand back up, squeezing your glutes as you reach the top of the movement.

  6. Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.

It's important to keep proper form when performing a bodyweight squat to avoid injury and maximize the benefits of the exercise. Keep your chest lifted, your core engaged, and your heels planted on the ground throughout the movement. Avoid letting your knees cave in or your upper body lean too far forward as you squat. If you have difficulty with proper form or experience discomfort while performing the exercise, consider working with a personal trainer or physical therapist to learn proper technique.

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