Bodyweight Squat

Exercise for thigh, glutes, calves and core muscles

Bodyweight Squat Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Stand upright with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Hold your arms out in front of you.


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 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)