The squat is a powerhouse exercise. Despite being widely known as a leg and bum toner, squats are also an essential base for many types of exercise, from running to yoga. Jane Linden, the creator of Pink Lady® Core, takes you through three simple supplementary exercises to help you strengthen and perfect your squat form.
The beauty of the squat is that it can be used at any level of fitness, using just body weight for beginners or those recovering from injury right up to squatting with rack weights for those at an advanced level.
The key to the squat is technique. Many different parts of the body are employed in this exercise and it’s essential to focus on alignment and flexibility to avoid injury. The following exercises will help you build the mobility and balance you need to perfect your squat.