Primary Muscle Group: Quadriceps femoris, Gluteus
Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Thigh Flexors, Glutes
Preparation: Place a ball between your back and the wall and inch your feet away from the wall and let your body weight lean into the ball. Your feet should be about 1 to 1.5 feet in front of your hips. Cross your arms in front of your chest.
Breathing: Inhale when sliding your back (and the ball) down the wall; exhale when rising to standing position.
Execution: To increase the resistance, place a band under your feet and grasp an end in each hand. Bend your elbows and bring your hands to shoulder level. Maintaining a constant pressure with your back on the ball, roll it down the wall, while bending your knees until they reach 90 degrees. Pause, exhale and return to a standing position.
Comments: Keep your abs tight and hands engaged as you go through the full range of squats.
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