One Sided Body Weight Squat

This weeks Home Exercise of the Week is the One Sided Body Weight Squat.  This is a great exercise to isolate one leg more than the other and is a nice change from doing just regular squats.  The muscles being worked are your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves.  The key to doing this exercise properly is to keep your body weight on that one leg the whole time while using the other leg for balance support.  Make sure to push up through the heel of the working leg and keep your back upright and straight.  To make this a little more challenging try holding on to some dumbbells or a kettle bell!

One Leg Squat

The One Leg Squat is a challenging lower body exercise that works your quads, hamstrings, glutes, balance, and all the little stabilizer muscles of the ankle.  Start off squatting down slowly to keep from toppling over or you can put your hand against the wall or on a chair to steady yourself.  Always remember to keep your back straight and keep your knee from shooting out past your toes.