The Squat: The squat is one of the most important exercises in an exercise program. It is the foundation for every functional athletic movement in sports, according to Harvey Newton, USA weightlifting hall of famer and former Olympic team weightlifting coach. It is also exceptional at building lean body mass. The squat, when performed properly utilizes not only all the major large lower body muscle groups, but also the core. Then, because such large muscles are involved it also can tap into the cardiovascular system and therefore jumpstart your metabolism.
It can be done anywhere and anytime. Focus on form. Breathe in as you squat down and exhale as you come up.
Stand with feet hip width or slightly wider apart. Point toes and knees straight forward. Shift your weight to your heels and then while embracing your core, lower your body down. Keep your knees behind your toes by shifting your hips back. If you would like an added challenge then hold a weight like the model is doing.
So next time you are looking for an exercise to tone your legs, core, and burn fat look to the squat. Perform 10-30 repetitions.