Exercise Guide

Squats With Partner

Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes
Lower Back, Adductors
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required:Workout Partner
optional:Exercise Ball
Variations available (31)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution (Alternative)

General And Specifics

  • this variation of the squat improves your sense of balance
  • Starting Position

    • lean towards each other, your backs touch
    • now each of you place your feet about thigh-length forward
    • you can let the arms hang down, stretch them out in front of you or hold them at the temples

    Correct Execution

    • arrange, when you want to start and do the first rep
    • put the weight on the heels and push your back towards each other
    • at the same time, bend your knees slowly until the thighs are about parallel to the ground
    • do not let the knees protrude the toes, to keep strain from the joints
    • make sure that the upper body is vertical to the ground
    • hold the squat position for a moment
    • afterwards, stretch out the legs again with the same speed
    • do several reps

    tips for the workout

    1. it becomes harder, if you put an exercise ball between your backs and do the exercise
    2. you can also do this exercise with one leg only
      • therefor, one of you raises the left leg and the other one the right leg
      • then squat
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