Bodyweight Squat

See how to do bodyweight squats with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele.

How to Bodyweight Squat

Primary Muscles: Legs,  Glutes

Exercise Families: Squat

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand with your arms at your sides and plant both feet on the floor slightly outside of shoulder-width apart. This is your starting position.

  2. Inhale. Looking straight ahead, bend both hips and knees, ensuring that the knees point toward the toes. Continue bending the knees until your upper legs are parallel with the floor, ensuring that your back remains arched and between a 45- to 90-degree angle to your hips.

  3. Exhale. Drive both feet through the floor and extend your knees straight to return to the starting position. Repeat the bodyweight squats for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working your core, glutes, hamstrings, and inner and outer thigh muscles.


Alternative Exercises:

Front Pulse Squat  Dumbbell Sumo Squat

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