How to do Half Squat

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: calves, glutes, quadriceps


Stand in front of a chair with your feet shoulder width apart. Put your arms out straight as you slowly lower yourself down towards the chair by sitting your hips back and down and bending your knees. Just before you actually sit on the chair stop moving downwards and tense your leg muscles to return to back to standing. Do this for a series of repetitions and keep your breathing normal and back straight.

How to make Half Squat easier

This exercise can be done by actually sitting on the chair if your balance is compromised.

How to make Half Squat more challenging

This exercise can be done without the aid of a chair and you can use resistance bands or weights.

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