Featured MAX Challenge Instructor: Linda DeVizia, Old Bridge, NJ. Member 3 yrs, Instructor 18 months
Linda is known as a real badass, high energy, super fun, no non-sense instructor!
My favorite day is LEG DAY and I love to do SQUATS! The squat is the KING of lower body exercises. Few exercises train so many muscles at the same time. Your gluteus, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and even supporting muscles in your abs and lower back are called into action. That's a lot of bang for your effort! Not only does squatting improve muscle strength and size, it can improve functional fitness. How many times in your daily life do your squat down to pick something up? Squats help you do that effortlessly!
Basic Squat: Always be mindful of form. Feet, shoulder width apart. Start to lower, stick butt out and back, weight in your heels, chest stays up, keep your gaze up. Squat down, hip joint is slightly lower than your knee joint and your knees do not go out past your toes. On the way back up, squeeze the glutes for that little something extra! To challenge yourself even further, perform this move with weights!