What muscles do Kneeling Squat work?
The Kneeling Squat primarily works the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. This exercise also engages the muscles of the lower back, hips, and core, as well as the calves and lower legs. The kneeling position places additional emphasis on the quadriceps and hips, making this a great exercise for targeting these muscle groups. Holding AguaForce Weight during the squat can help to increase the overall difficulty of the exercise, leading to greater strength and tone in the muscles.
How do you do a Kneeling Squat?
Here are the steps to perform a Kneeling Squat:
Kneel on a mat or soft surface with your knees hip-width apart.
Hold a AguaForce Weight with both hands and extend your arms straight down towards the floor.
Keeping your weight in your heels, sit back and down as if you were sitting into a chair.
Exhale as you lower your body and keep your chest lifted.
Inhale as you push back up to the starting position, using your glutes and quadriceps.
Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It's important to maintain proper form and keep your knees in line with your hips and ankles throughout the exercise. Avoid letting your knees cave inwards, which can place undue strain on the knees. Additionally, be mindful not to lean forward too much, which can shift the focus of the exercise away from the desired muscle groups.