How to Do Squat Exercises

How To : Strengthen legs with deep squat exercises

Add deep squats to your workout to really strengthen your legs. Learn how exercising with squats can strengthen the legs in this fitness video. Take action: feet wider than shoulder-width, toes pointed out, keeping abs tight and chest high, squeeze quads at top of movement. Mi ...more

How To : Get skinny legs with squat exercises

Do feel as if your legs are the bulkiest part of your body? It tends to be a huge complaint according to Trainer Josh. In this video, learn how to get those skinny legs you desire through the power of squats! This is a great quick circuit to throw into your workouts that will ...more

How To : Practice proper squat exercises

Squats are an important part of working out and fitness in general. This fitness HowTo video tutorial shows you the proper way to do squats at home or in the gym. Begin the squats by sitting on a bench, placing your feet in a squating position, stand up and sit back down. Keep ...more

How To : Do 3 point jump squat exercise

Learn how you can do the 3 point jump squat exercise with this fitness tutorial. The 3 point jump squat exercise strengthens your legs and gluts. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with the 3 point jump squat exercises.

How To : Tone legs with a barbell squat exercise

Find out how to tone your legs with help from Men's Health. In this video, learn the "barbell squat" exercise, which will work your lower body and core muscles. It's a great leg workout. Place a bar-bell at chest height in a squat rack. Grab the bar with an overhand grip slig ...more

How To : Do the ski squats exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do ski squats exercise with this tutorial. The ski squat exercise strengthens the back and thigh muscles. People with knee problems should avoid this exercise. Watch this how to video and ...more

How To : Do a combination exercise of squats and arm curls

Learn how you can do a combination exercise of squats and arm curls with this fitness tutorial. This is a great exercise to tone you arms, legs, and gluts. Watch this how to video and you can get in shape with this combination exercise of squats and arm curls.

How To : Exercise with the alternating split squat jump

Learn how to exercise by doing the alternating split squat jump. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: abs and obliques, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, quads Base Movement: jump, split squat Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Diffi ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable squat

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable squat. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: squat Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: basketball, cycling, foo ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable squat jump

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable squat jump. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: jump, squat Equipment: cable Training Type: plyometrics and power Level of Difficulty: 6 Sport Specific: basketb ...more

How To : Exercise with the cable split squat

Learn how to exercise by doing the cable split squat. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, quads Base Movement: split squat Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training Level of Difficulty: 4 Sport Specific: basketball, ...more

How To : Exercise with the dumbbell side split squat

Learn how to exercise by doing the dumbbell side split squat. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, inner thighs, outer thighs, quads Base Movement: split squat Equipment: dumbbell Training Type: weight training Level of Dif ...more

How To : Do weighted squats to strengthen legs

Squats are a weight training exercise that involves lowering the body and raising it again, targeting the legs and core. Learn how to do squat exercises in this strength training video. Take action: keep back straight & flexed, keep knees over heels, stick butt out to maintain ...more

How To : Tone legs with a curtsy lunge exercise

To do this "curtsy lunge" exercise is a great for a leg workout. But you should first be completely competent with the lunge and split squat exercises first. This lunge exercises is brought to you by Men's Health. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place a bar-bell ...more

How To : Tone your buttocks with a butt blasting workout

You want to know the real reason people don't exercise? Often, it comes down to having bulky exercise machines. Every time you look at them you get a reminder of how much pain you'll have to go through to get those perfect abs or sculpted butt. So for many of us we simply choo ...more

How To : Tone legs with a hang-clean to squat to push-press

Check out this leg workout exercise, called the "hang-clean to front-squat to push-press". This exercise from Men's Health is a combination of three great compound exercises, so you can imagine, most muscles in your body will be working on this one -- an all-over body workout. ...more

How To : Do the super legs exercise

Learn how to do super legs exercise. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Super Legs is one leg exercise you can't live without, particularly since it combines four incredible leg exercises: squats, reaching lunges, jump scissor switches, and jump squats ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squat thrust with alternate lockouts

Learn how to do dumbbell squat thrust with alternate lockouts, an advanced exercise. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits A strong legs and back demand a powerful core for support. Train all three with this exercise. You'll develop power and control, and ...more

How To : Do prisoner squats with or without a bench

Learn how to do prisoner squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym-no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscl ...more

How To : Work your legs with half twist jump squats

Learn how to do half twist jump squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Developing your legs isn’t just about building bulk—it’s also about training the propulsive strength you need for sports, power workouts, and just having fun. This exercise buil ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats not only strengthen those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Do 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts you ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squat thrusts with shoulder presses

Learn how to do dumbbell squat thrusts with shoulder presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This powerful combo exercise focuses on the legs and shoulders, but trains the entire body. You'll develop core strength and power as you squat and jump wit ...more

How To : Do dumbbell clean and press

Learn how to do dumbbell clean and presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise converts a classic shoulder exercise, often done with a barbell or kettlebell, to take advantage of its leg-busting potential. Put squats between the elements o ...more

How To : Do barbell squats

Squats are probably the most useful exercise you can do at the gym—no other single exercise encourages more muscle growth. With a range of motion that incorporates many different muscle groups in the legs, core and upper body, squats strengthen not only those muscles, but also ...more

How To : Do a frog squat with Chris Houston

This is a great instructional video on how to do a frog squat. This exercise involves a pose that is similar to a frog squat. First you have to spread your feet beyond shoulder width apart. Now place your hands in front of your body and inhale while you go down and exhale when ...more

How To : Do a low single cable squat power cross punch

Learn how to do a low single cable squat power cross punch. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Squat, twist and punch. Squat, twist and punch. This combination exercise works the legs and the shoulders by combining one of the greatest leg exercises—the ...more

How To : Hold a squat and do a single cable wide pull down

Learn how to do hold a squat while doing a power single cable wide pull down. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits For this exercise you'll stay in a deep squat as you do wide pull-downs with controlled speed and powerful force. Doing pull-downs while in ...more

How To : Do downhill ski series exercises

Learn how to do downhill ski series exercises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Some of the strongest legs in the world belong to skiers. Alternate sets of squat bounces, center and side, and finish up with giant squat jumps, to give you that downhill ...more

How To : Do dumbbell squat thrust with speed presses

Learn how to do dumbbell squat thrust with speed alternate neutral presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Combine two power moves for an intense leg and shoulder muscle workout. Start with a squat thrust, popping out of a squat to a plank position; ...more

How To : Get ripped fast with 300 Spartan body workout

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to get ripped fast with the "300" Spartan body workout. This workout consists of 7 exercises. This workout will also need to be done twice for a total of 300 exercise movements. The exercises and reps for each workout are: 20 reps of c ...more

How To : Do the top three exercises to firm your butt

Unfortunately, your booty won't get round and firm if all you do is sit and eat potato chips on the couch. If you want a derriere that would make Jessica Alba jealous then get off your lazy butt and start moving what your mama gave you around! Check out this episode of Sarah ...more

How To : Tone your legs with leg slimming exercises

No pain, no gain honeys! Though there exist a few genetically gifted women in this world (we're looking at you, Megan Fox), the rest of us have to commit to eating right and exercising in order to maintain fabulous bodies. It isn't fun, but sticking to a strict diet and workou ...more

How To : Tone abs with a mini-band standing exercise

This how-to shows a great muscle combo workout: legs and abs. Men's Health, the preeminent source for fitness videos, breaks it down for you. Loop resistance tubing around your ankles and pull it up your legs until the loop is just above your knees. Place your feet more than ...more

How To : Do squats for dummies

Squats strengthen your butt muscles, hamstrings and quadriceps. First, pick up your dumbbells. Bring the dumbbells by your hips, thighs or let them hang by your side. Next, stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward and stand straight and tall. Sit down l ...more

How To : Practice chin ups on a Smith machine

Learn how to do chin ups on a Smith machine. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits We'd all like to be able to bust out a set of chin-ups, but the reality is that many of us have to work up to it. This exercise introduces the chin-up and makes it manageab ...more

How To : Get a strong core with cable squats

Learn how to do cable squats. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Cable squats aren't just a great leg exercise; they also activate your core, providing a more full-body workout. Muscles Worked Legs, Core Starting Position Set both arms on a dual cabl ...more

How To : Do double handle low-cable speed squats and rows

Learn how to do double handle low-cable speed squats and rows. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Your back and legs are interdependent muscle structures, so why now work them simultaneously? Use a cable machine to add resistance to a squat; follow wit ...more

How To : Practice 2-1 arm snatches with a medicine ball

Learn how to do heavy medicine ball alternate 2-1 arm snatches. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits To work both legs and shoulders through a full range of motion, take a medicine ball from the floor to overhead. To push your shoulders even further, you ...more

How To : Do medicine ball power press toss ups for height

Learn how to do medicine ball power press toss ups for height. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits There's a reason NBA players have such big shoulders. For this exercise, you'll use a medicine ball to throw high vertical tosses as you power out of a sq ...more

How To : Burn fat with a plyometric weight loss routine

How do you amp up your current cardio/strength training routine to make sure you burn extra calories and shed extra fat? By jumping. Though jumping sounds easy, after you try this routine and repeat it a few times we'd be surprised if you weren't completely winded and sweaty. ...more

How To : Tone arms with an inverted row exercise

The "inverted row" is a great move for the beginner who cannot yet perform a proper chin-up or pull-up. Men's Health shows you the ins and outs of this arm exercise. Sit under a Smith machine or squat rack with your legs straight and the bar set a few inches higher than arms ...more

How To : Develop your legs with seated one leg presses

Learn how to do seated one leg presses. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The seated one-leg press is a safe and effective way to focus on building the leg muscles without putting extra stress on the lower back. Leg presses build strength and increase ...more

How To : Get key points for proper push ups

Learn how to do proper push ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Good trainers love push-ups because they work the entire chest and triceps while also training coordination and stamina. Best of all, push-ups can be done just about anywhere. Push-ups ...more

How To : Do flip turn abs with jumps

Learn how to do flip turn abs with jumps. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This explosive exercise works you in every direction, combining an abs-crunching reverse tuck to squatted tuck with an explosive vertical jump for leg speed and power. Starti ...more

How To : Build muscle with cheap furniture slider push ups

You're probably under the (false) impression that building wads of Hulkish muscle also requires wads of cash, because most muscle builders have complete gyms filled to the brim with weights and tabatas. But you can train and get lean at home with just one simple and cheap too ...more

How To : Perform triceps kickbacks to tone triceps

Despite what the name may imply, triceps kickbacks don't involve kicking of any sort. Rather, this tricep-sculpting exercise move involves getting down to a near squat position and bringing a dumbbell forward and back, keeping the shoulders stead and down. This move targets a ...more

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