Love them or loathe them, squats are one of the most effective exercises you can do. It’s very important, however, that you do them just right to maximize effectiveness and prevent injury.
Squats are also highly versatile: you can do them anywhere — even while brushing your teeth. Multitask by adding bicep curls and other moves to make them harder.
Here’s a primer on how exactly to do the perfect squat.
Start with three sets of 10 squats, and then add more reps (12, 15) as you get used to the motion. It’s definitely awkward at first, so don’t expect to master the squat right away. Focus on your form, and then worry about adding reps.