This exercise can be done at home or in the gym. If you are a beginner; try setting yourself up next to something stable since it challenges your balance. Your stance must be wide enough to allow your front knee to stay lined up with your ankle. Proper posture is also essential since it will keep your joints aligned properly, and all the right muscles to fire. If you aren’t doing this exercise already, then add it to your routine to fire up your legs and butt in an instant!
Target Muscles: quadriceps
Set Up: Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides and place one foot on a bench behind you, laces down [A].
Action: Bend your front knee and lower straight down, keeping your knee in line with your toes [B]. Straighten your leg to come back to the start position. Complete the set and then switch sides.
Do three sets of 10-12 reps on each leg.
If you want to get really crazy with this exercise, put your front foot on an unstable platform (airex pad, bosu ball, or dina disc), then put the back foot on a bench or stool. Using an unstable surface with boost your calorie burning for weight loss and work your core muscle for an added ab workout.