12 Best Legs and Glutes Workouts For Building Muscle and Strength

12. THIGHS: Squat


Starting Position:

Hold a weight in each hand and stand with your back straight, head in line with your spine, and feet shoulder-width apart and flat on the floor.

The Exercise:

Inhale, and take two counts to bend your legs, squatting low. Exhale, and take two seconds to straighten out of the squat. Make sure when you squat that your knees do not go over your toes. Focus on placing your weight over your heels and on really sitting back (like you are about to sit in a chair) to get the form right! Repeat for the number of repetitions / sets indicated in your strength-training workout program.