The Barbell Squat Start by holding a barbell supported by the shoulder on the top of your traps, stand with your feet hip-distance apart and the feet slightly turned out. Keep your chest up and head facing forward as you slowly lower down. Be sure to keep the knees aligned with the feet, and the weight in the heels. Once the upper legs contact the lower legs push up and drive the weight up to the starting position. Repeat for desired number of reps.
Begin by stand behind a barbell with your feet wide and toes turned out slightly. Without rounding your back bend the knees and reach down and hold the barbell with both hands. It may be more comfortable to hold the barbell with a reverse grip (i.e. one hand palm facing inward and the other palm facing outward). In a fluid movement press down in your heels and thrust the hips forward coming to a full upright position. Hold the standing position for one or two counts and then slowly lower back
Walking lunges are excellent for strengthening and shaping the legs. Begin standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with one leg, flexing the knees to drop your hips. Descend until your rear knee nearly touches the ground. Your posture should remain upright, and your front knee should stay above the front foot. Drive through the heel of your lead foot and extend both knees to raise yourself back up. Step forward with your rear foot, repeating the lunge on the opposite leg. You can add a barbell