1.5 Rep Bodyweight Squats

Exercise for thigh, glutes, calves and core muscles

1.5 Rep Bodyweight Squats Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Stand upright with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.


Keeping your chest up and back straight, brace your core while you push your hips backwards into a sitting position. Lower yourself until your thighs are parallel or close to parallel with the ground. Pause and then push yourself back up through your whole foot halfway to the starting position. Pause and lower yourself back down to parallel. Pause one more time at the bottom before pushing yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your knees from caving in at any point during the movement.

Main muscles

Thigh and Glute Muscles

Secondary muscles

Core Muscles, Calves and Front deltoids (due to the arms position)