Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, calves.
Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Make loose fists with both hands and bend your elbows.
Action: Move your body into a squatting position while keeping your back as straight as possible. Continue squatting as low as you can until your knees are bent at 90 degrees. Do not go any lower.
Stand back up into the starting position. Stand on your toes as you move past the starting position and hold for one second.
Return to the starting position.
Back and Forth Lunges: Body Weight Only
Lunges: Body Weight Only
Push Ups: Body Weight Only
Squats: Body Weight Only
Jog in Place
Pilates Crunch with 45-Degree Hold
Side Seated Leg Lifts
The Squat with Calf Raise is a great warm-up exercise.
Improve your balance and try to stand on your toes for 2 to 3 seconds as you advance.
Hold dumbbells in each hand to increase the difficulty.