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My 10 Favorite Squat Variations

The squat is such an amazing exercise that targets so many muscles! But they can be a bit boring and feel repetitive at times. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to spice up the basic Bodyweight Squat.

  1. Squat + Alt High Knee

  2. Squat + Butt Kick

  3. Squat + Low Impact Jack

  4. Squat Kick

  5. Squat Punch Punch

  6. Squat Pulse Pulse Stand

  7. Squat Jacks

  8. Plie Squats

  9. In Squat Shuffle

  10. 3-Second Squats

Tips & Reminders:

  • Always get exercise clearance from your bariatric surgeon or doctor prior to trying any new exercise!

  • STOP if you feel pain, dizziness, nausea, or chest pain.

  • Do what YOU can. Start slow. You can always do more later!

  • Listen to your body. Hold off on exercise if you're feeling sick or very tired.

  • Sip water before, during, and after all exercise.

  • Pay attention to your heart rate and breathing rate. Focus on taking deep even breaths and rest when you need to catch your breath!

Looking for more lower-body exercises?

Check out my Lower Body Workout Guide!

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